Robin Leeds

Robin Leeds

United States of America
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Robin Leeds is the CEO of Winning Strategies LLC, a public affairs and political consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. Winning Strategies is a strategic partner to Burson Cohn & Wolfe, a leading global public relations and communications consultancy firm.

Winning Strategies offers clients a depth and breadth of experience cultivated over more than four decades working at the intersection of politics, policy and communications. From the campaign trail to the boardroom, Robin has built solid relationships with leaders and change-makers across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Her career has been devoted to expanding access to economic, civil, and social opportunities for all Americans, and she is a powerful voice for women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and other underrepresented groups.

Robin has a proven track record in both the public and private sectors. She successfully guided numerous companies through public crises, and has stewarded major corporations’ socially responsible policies and programs creating more diverse, inclusive and fair workplaces. 

While serving at the Clinton White House Office on Women’s Initiatives and Outreach, Robin coordinated domestic and global constituency engagement efforts on behalf of the President and First Lady. As a Clinton appointee, she shaped public policy on fair pay, Title IX, affirmative action, voter protection, reproductive rights, health, domestic violence, and sexual harassment. As the director of Massachusetts Human SERVE, Robin played a leadership role in the fight to win passage of the National Voter Registration Act.

Robin has consistently fought to increase women’s participation, visibility, and leadership in politics and government. She played important roles in Democratic presidential, gubernatorial and congressional campaigns since 1984 as an advisor on strategies to engage women voters and ensure that a gender perspective is fully integrated.

Robin currently serves as a Woodrow Wilson fellow and as a board director for the National Council of Jewish Women and Breast Care for Washington. She served as a member of the Harvard Women’s Leadership Board, fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Center for Public Leadership, advisor to the Senior Director of Harvard University Women’s Initiatives, scholar-in-residence at the Women in Politics Institute at American University, academic advisor to the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform, and appointee to Governor Weld’s Commission on the Status of Women.