This month, we were honored to learn that the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the capital’s 50 “Best Places to Work.” For the last 40 years, in the effort to promote more just societies in the Americas, WOLA could not have had the same impact without the tireless devotion of our staff. Washingtonian Magazine’s recognition is a reflection of their talent, their dedication, and their passion for human rights.
WOLA was also recognized by Washingtonian Magazine in 2013, becoming the smallest organization ever chosen for this honor.
In the words of WOLA’s Executive Director Joy Olson: “I am a firm believer that I get up every day and work with some of Washington’s best and brightest. The energy that I get from seeing how much the people of WOLA care about our mission—and how much they accomplish—inspires me on a regular basis.”
WOLA is a leading research and advocacy organization advancing human rights in the Americas. We envision a future where public policies protect human rights and recognize human dignity, and where justice overcomes violence.