Staff

 

Becky Schigiel
Executive Director

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Becky is passionate about connecting people to each other, and the power that we share when led to act on our beliefs.  She has found that people of all faiths and backgrounds share a commitment to fairness and the dignity of all workers.  

Becky started working in restaurants at the age of 14 in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and managed a retail store before entering a career in social work and teaching.  Ultimately, her desire to work on the core causes of poverty, rather than symptoms, led Becky to be trained in community organizing and become the field organizer for the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South Central Wisconsin.  

In 2017, Becky returned as ICWJ’s director, after several years as the Coordinator of Social Justice Programs at First Unitarian Society of Madison.  She soon became the director of the Madison Workers’ Rights Center, as well, and worked with the boards of both organizations to pursue a merger over the next several months.

Becky serves on the board of Madison-area Urban Ministry and the Stewardship of Public Policy Committee of the WI Council of Churches.  She has a spouse and two teenage children.  Her favorite thing about living in Madison is paddling in Wisconsin rivers and lakes.

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