Keynote Speaker: Gloria Steinem
(photo by Beowolf Sheehan)
Gloria Steinem is a writer, speaker, activist and feminist organizer. She co-founded New York Magazine and Ms. Magazine, where she remains a consulting editor. She has produced a documentary on child abuse for HBO, a feature film about the death penalty for Lifetime, and WOMAN, a series of eight documentaries for VICELAND about violence against women in eight countries, from the United States to Zambia. She is also the subject of The Education of a Woman, a biography by Carolyn Heilbrun, and HBO’s “Gloria: In Her Own Words.”
Her books include the bestsellers My Life on the Road, Revolution from Within, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, Marilyn: Norma Jean, on the life of Marilyn Monroe, and in India, As If Women Matter.
She was a member of the Beyond Racism Initiative, a three-year effort to compare racial patterns in South Africa, Brazil and the United States. She co-founded and serves on the boards of the Women’s Media Center, Equality Now, Donor Direct Action, and the Advisory Board of Apne Aap, and is a frequent speaker on campuses and in the media. She is an advisor to TIME’S UP, part of a global movement against sexual harassment and violence.
In 2013, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. She lives in New York City.Return to MWIA100 Homepage