Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking In Women (CATW)
Taina Bien-Aimé is the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), one of the oldest international organizations dedicated to ending trafficking in women and girls and commercial sexual exploitation as practices of gender-based violence and discrimination. Prior to this position, Taina was the Executive Director of Women’s City Club of New York, an advocacy organization that helps shape policy in New York. She is also a founding Board member of and later served as the Executive Director of Equality Now (2000-2011), an international human rights organization focused on the rights of women and girls. She was Director of Business Affairs/Film Acquisitions at Home Box Office (1996-2000) and practiced international corporate law at the Wall St. law firm, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (1992-1996). Taina holds a Juris Doctor from NYU School of Law and a Licence in Political Science from the University of Geneva/Graduate School of International Studies in Switzerland. Her awards include the New York County Lawyers’ Association Edith I. Spivack Award, the Susan B. Anthony Award and the NYU Law Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Service in the Public Interest. Taina is a contributor to the Huffington Post, sits on the Boards of the New York Women’s Foundation and the New York City’s Mayoral Commission on Gender Equity.