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Lexer Quamie Mayers

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Senior Attorney Adviser

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Office of Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows

As senior attorney adviser to an EEOC commissioner, Lexer Quamie Mayers provides legal and policy advice, and represents the EEOC before internal and external stakeholders, including the White House, other government agencies, and advocacy groups on complex equal employment legal and policy matters.

“My life’s mission to inspire change stems from my commitment to public service and to social justice as a tool to effect change in several facets of life, including employment, education, and housing,” she said. “This commitment is what inspired me to become a civil rights attorney. I see the role of a civil rights attorney as being advocate, teacher, interpreter, defender, and architect.”

Prior to joining the EEOC in 2015, she was senior public policy counsel at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for five years. “I led coalition efforts to analyze federal civil rights legislation. I successfully led and became an expert in transportation equity policy issues, a new subject to me.”

Mayers served as secretary and then vice chair of Wider Opportunities for Women, a group that seeks to help women, families and older adults gain economic security. She is a founding member of the Younger Benefactors Group for the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, which offers a summer leadership academy for African American young men in college.