Katie Unger

Strategic Consultant for Social Justice in Brooklyn, New York

Strategy and Planning / Organizational Change/ Coaching / Training and Capacity Building/ Smart Research

Katie unlocks the capacity of movement leaders and organizations to expand your vision, and sharpen your power analysis and strategy practice, while growing the culture and structures that make change possible.

Through decades of movement work and study of collective struggles – both wins and losses – Katie has found that our ability to win change and confront injustice depends on expanding our collective capacity for clear-eyed and rigorous strategy and deep love for our people and communities. Her practice combines strategic planning, facilitation, leadership development and coaching, training, and organizational development to help organizations be both more powerful and more human.

Katie brings experience leading effective teams; deep expertise in designing innovative campaigns and strategic research; and a lifetime of organizing with groups with varied models around racial justice, economic justice and more. Katie spent more than a decade developing powerful campaigns against corporations in the fast-food, laundry and other industries, including as Deputy Director of Strategic Affairs for the Change to Win labor federation (now , and worked in New York City government to achieve universal pre-K and paid sick leave.

Her current and past clients include the nation's largest online racial justice organization, Jobs With Justice, Movement School, Partnership for Working Families, Majority Action, New York Communities for Change, voting rights organizations, labor unions, and more. Katie is an associate consultant with Imagine Us. Katie is a co-Founder and Steering Committee member of The Jewish Vote.

  • Education
    • Yale University