Sarah Crawford

Prior to founding Crawford Consulting, Sarah Crawford served as a senior attorney advisor to Chair Jenny R. Yang of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Crawford provided counsel regarding the full range of employment discrimination laws enforced by the Commission. 

Ms. Crawford directed the Workplace Fairness Program at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she handled issues surrounding fair pay, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, equal opportunity, and other matters that impact working women and their families. 

Before joining the National Partnership, Ms. Crawford was senior counsel for the Employment Discrimination Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law. She litigated employment discrimination cases at trial and on appeal and co-authored amicus curiae briefs filed before the United States Supreme Court. She testified before Congress and the EEOC and advocated for legislation and policies aimed at strengthening equal employment opportunity protections.


Ms. Crawford began her legal career with the U.S. Department of Labor as an attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the Solicitor’s Office, where she litigated systemic employment discrimination cases involving federal contractors and recipients of federal financial assistance and provided advice on policy matters. 

Ms. Crawford also has co-chaired the Employment Task Force of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. 

She received her undergraduate and law degrees from William and Mary in Virginia.