Our Approach

Our Approach

Pivot Advocacy believes in a world that is free and just for all people.  We believe that a necessary step in making the future we want for the next generations is through changing the systems and institutions that so often support oppression and harassment.

Our Story

Our Story

Pivot Advocacy started with the vision of a social justice trainer, lawyer and advocate who wanted to pursue consulting for systems change.

Pivot Advocacy, PC

Founded by Emily Austin to meet consulting needs of systems seeking to end sexual harassment, oppression and discrimination.


Emily Austin

Founder & President

Emily Austin, J.D., is the Founder and President of Pivot Advocacy, PC.  She was previously the Senior Policy and Advocacy Associate for the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA). She worked on improving system responses to sexual assault in such areas as college/university, incarcerated populations, and workplace. Austin graduated from UCLA with a BA in Women’s Studies and English. She received her law degree from USC, Gould School of Law. Following law school, Austin worked at the California Women’s Law Center to improve school responses to gender-based violence including direct representation of survivors and policy development. She worked at Peace Over Violence as Director of Policy, where she worked on state legislation, research and curriculum development, and community collaborations.

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