VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: ELLEN CASSEDYveteranfeminists2022-10-04T12:07:20-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“I’ve always been hungry to be connected to the women who came before me.”
Author, Speechwriter, co-founder and longtime leader of 9 to 5, the national association of women office workers. Author of Working 9 to 5: A women’s movement, a labor union, and the iconic movie (foreword by Jane Fonda); 9 to 5: The Working Woman’s Guide to Office Survival with Karen Nussbaum; The 9 to 5 Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment with Ellen Bravo; and We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust. Columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and a speechwriter in the Clinton Administration.
Interviewed by Mary Jean Collins, VFA Historian, July 2022
Photo 1. Ellen, speaking in 1981. Photo 2.Working 9 to 5.