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2007: Marjorie Margolies

Fellows in Residence

Marjorie Margolies
Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence
Chair of the Women’s Campaign International
October 24, 2007

Marjorie Margolies chairs Women’s Campaign International, a group that provides grassroots political training to women around the world. The recipient of numerous awards for her broadcast journalism, including five Emmys, Margolies was a correspondent to The Today Show, Sunday Today, A Closer Look, CNBC, and Real Life with Jane Pauley. She also served as a journalist with NBC’s stations in New York and Washington, D.C. for 20 years.

Margolies delivered a public address, "How Do Women Make A Difference in Politics?" on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at Younts Conference Center, Furman University. 

About Marjorie Margolies

In 1992, Margolies became the first woman ever elected to Congress from Pennsylvania and led the United States delegation to the United Nations’ Fourth International Women’s Conference in Beijing, China in 1995. She has since represented U.S. delegations to India, Spain, Austria, Turkey, and Kazakhstan.

Margolies served as President of the Women’s Campaign Fund and the Women’s Campaign Research Fund from 1996 to 1998. Additionally, she was the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania in 1998. Currently, a fellow at the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, Margolies is the author of four books, including the 1976 best seller, They Came to Stay.