Women's History Month Profiles: Donna Cartwright

Donna Cartwright

This year, for Women's History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making women's history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Donna Cartwright of the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

Donna Cartwright is a retired member of The NewsGuild-CWA (TNG-CWA). Cartwright was a copy editor at The New York Times and is believed to be the first Times staffer to publicly disclose her status as a transgender person. She has broken barriers for women and has been a powerful advocate for workers and LGBTQ+ rights, including serving as the previous vice president of Pride at Work and founding several important trans rights organizations.