From 2005: "Janet Shenk was Deputy Director of Wal-Mart Watch, a new campaign to challenge the business practices of America's largest company. She previously served as a Special Assistant to John Sweeney, President of the AFL-CIO. Janet was Executive Director of the Arca Foundation for nine years, a private foundation with grantmaking programs in human rights and economic justice. She lived in Quito, Ecuador for five years and worked for a decade in New York at the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), an organization founded in 1965 to examine U.S. policy toward Latin America. Janet also served as a Senior Editor at Mother Jones magazine in the late 1980s, while continuing to cover the ongoing war in El Salvador for MJ and other publications. She is co-author, with Robert Armstrong, of El Salvador: The Face of Revolution. She lives with her husband and daughter in Washington, D.C." 
- Pat Taylor, "Book Review: Philanthropic Foundations and the Labor Movement", NFG REPORTS, WINTER 1998.