Grace Protos is the Regional Administrator for 25 states and territories of the U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau. In her role at the Women’s Bureau, Grace designs and oversees the implementation of policy, research and projects devoted exclusively to promoting the advancement of working women. She develops organizational channels for Women’s Bureau resources and partnership opportunities with companies, community-based organizations and state and local governments representing the interests of several million working women around the nation. She is responsible for all programs and activities, long and short-term planning of goals and the development of employees. Before joining the Women’s Bureau, Grace was a senior vice president at MacKenzie Partners, Inc., a corporate advisory services firm, where she worked for thirteen years on corporate mergers, acquisitions and stakeholder identification and communications for clients who were Fortune 500 companies. Grace has a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University.