“My previous life definitely prepared me for the women’s movement.”
Lifelong advocate to empower women and girls. Organizer of the Women’s Health Movement in Pennsylvania. National Board of Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts of Greater Philadelphia. NARAL. Philadelphia Parenting Associates. Delegate to the Woman’s Year Commission Conference, Houston 1977. First Executive Director at the Maternity Care Coalition, Greater Philadelphia. Founding board of Women’s Way and the Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center for Women. National Women’s Health Network. Women’s Agenda’s Health Task Force.
Interviewed by Judy Waxman, May 2021
Photo 1. With Japanese Girl Scouts prior to Girl Scout Roundup 1965; JoAnne Fischer closest to Liberty Bell. Photo 2. JoAnne Fischer with Helen Rodriguez Trias Our Bodies, Ourselves 10th Anniversary in NYC, 1979. Photo 3. JoAnne Fischer speaking for NWHN at 10th anniversary of Our Bodies, Ourselves 10th anniversary in NYC, 1979. Judy Norsigian and Paula Doress look on. Photo 4. JoAnne, still fighting.