Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky chairs Women’s Campaign International, a group that provides grassroots political training to women around the world. She spent 20 years as a journalist with NBC’s stations in New York and Washington, D.C., and was a correspondent to The Today Show, Sunday Today, A Closer Look, CNBC, and Real Life with Jane Pauley. She has won five Emmy awards and numerous other awards. In 1992, Ms. Mezvinsky became the first woman ever elected to Congress from Pennsylvania. In 1995, she led the United States delegation to the United Nations’ Fourth International Women’s Conference in Beijing, China. She has since represented U.S. delegations to India, Spain, Austria, Turkey, and Kazakhstan. Ms. Mezvinsky served as President of the Women’s Campaign Fund and the Women’s Campaign Research Fund from 1996 to 1998. In 1998, she was the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. She is currently a fellow at the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of four books, including the 1976 best seller, They Came to Stay.
Women in politics; the “Year of the Woman” following the Beijing Conference; adoption and blended families.