Katherine Grainger (she/her) is a Managing Partner at Civitas Public Affairs Group. With 25 years of policy, legal, and advocacy experience Katherine is a thought leader on gender, race, and sexuality. A lawyer by training she has a unique ability to combine big-picture vision with real-world solutions to generate tangible results.
Katherine spent several years working in New York state government, which she describes as a master class in learning how to build, harness and generate power. Katherine now uses that knowledge to help clients produce solutions to disrupt systems and generate change. She is responsible for crafting and implementing several major legislative initiatives, including the Marriage Equality Act for the state of New York.
One of Katherine’s greatest honors is teaching the next generation of policy makers, as an Adjunct Professor at Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. Katherine is also a co-founder of Supermajority, an organization that focuses on building women’s political power. She sits on the boards of the national YWCA and Way to Win Action Fund and lives in Brooklyn, New York.