“I think it’s very important that we document what we did and how we did it to show the next generation that things are possible.”
Women’s rights advocate, Educator, Author, political campaigner. Founder of Women’s Equity Action League (WEAL). Counselor, Office of Presidential Personnel Carter administration. Director, Office of Women in Development, United States Agency for International Development, 1977 – 1981. U.S. representative, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and member of U.S. delegations, first two UN World Conferences on Women, 1978. Senior fellow, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 1982 – 1994. Directed International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) and co-founded the school’s Center on Women and Public Policy, 1986. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 1992 – 1994, B.A. Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 1948, Honorary Doctor of Laws from Macalester College, 1979.