Vanita Gupta

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Vanita Gupta

Vanita Gupta has made a career of defending the civil and human rights of all individuals. As the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division under President Obama, Ms. Gupta2 led a team of lawyers who vigorously prosecuted human trafficking crimes. Now, as president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, she works to serve as a force multiplier for civil rights groups, raising the collective volume in the fight for inclusion, justice, and fairness in America.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.