Dr. Alice Pritchard is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF). CWEALF is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women, girls and their families to achieve equal opportunities in their personal and professional lives. Dr. Pritchard first joined the agency in 1991 and has served as CWEALF’s Executive Director since 2001. Dr. Pritchard is nationally recognized for her expertise in women’s issues. Dr. Pritchard has spent almost two decades conducting research, advocacy, training and technical assistance on issues related to education and workforce development. She oversees CWEALF’s research on the status of girls in education and provides presentations to a variety of audiences on education and training issues.
Dr. Pritchard has authored and co-authored many academic publications and research reports and has served as a resource for both regional and national press. Dr. Pritchard received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 1996. Her doctoral dissertation documented the factors affecting the provision of job training services to low-income individuals in Hartford, Connecticut through the federal Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA).