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Faye Wattleton

President

Center for the Advancement of Women Inc

HQ Phone:  (212) 391-7718

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Center for the Advancement of Women Inc

1560 Broadway Suite 512

New York City, New York,10036

United States

Company Description

The Center for the Advancement of Women works to promote and protect women's rights and opportunities, worldwide, by: Conducting and sponsoring research to identify issues that are important to women and to understand how women's experiences in their daily liv... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Managing Director

Alvarez & Marsal


President

Planned Parenthood


The Board


Affiliations

I Have A Dream Foundation

Board Member


Columbia University

Active Member of the Board of Trustees


Jazz

Board Member


Bio-Technology General Corp.

Board Member


National Women's Hall of Fame

Member


CFAW

Founder


Quidel Corporation

Board Member


WellChoice , Inc.

Board Member


Vagisil

Feminine Health Advisor


New York Blood Center Inc

Member, Board of Trustees


Chicago Foundation for Women

Board Member


Blue Shield

Board Member


Eisenhower Fellowships

Member of Board of Trustees


United Farm Workers

Co-Founder


BritishAmerican Business Inc

Board Member


Institute of International Education

Member of the Board of Trustees


The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Board Member


K-OS Multimedia

Board Member


Women's Environment and Development Organization

Board Member


Education

BS

Ohio State


MS

Columbia


honorary doctoral degrees


honorary doctoral degrees

Haverford College , Meadville Lombard Seminary atthe University


honorary doctorate

Claremont Graduate University


nursing degree

Columbia University


nursing degree

Ohio State University


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www.greenfield-sanders.com

Greenfield-Sanders filmed and photographed his subjects-artist Lorna Simpson, Center for the Advancement of Women president Faye Wattleton, Colin Powell, Chris Rock, and Morrison among them - head-on, against neutral backgrounds with even lighting.


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Biography of Faye Wattleton
Name: Faye Wattleton Faye Wattleton African American activist Faye Wattleton (born 1943) has dedicated her life to preserving and protecting the rights of women, first as an advocate for reproductive self-determination and later as a catalyst for gender equality. Other than securing the right to vote, one of, if not the most important right women have won in the twentieth century, is the right to obtain a safe and legal abortion. During her fourteen-year tenure as president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Wattleton brought the nation's oldest and largest voluntary reproductive health organization to the forefront of the battle to preserve women's right to reproductive self-determination. As the first African American and the first woman to lead Planned Parenthood since its founder Margaret Sanger, Wattleton expanded the organization's focus on contraception and reproductive education to include a strong advocacy position for abortion rights. Her no-nonsense eloquence and grace under fire catapulted Wattleton into the national spotlight--amid controversy and pressure--as she dealt with the Moral Majority, the Right to Life movement, and challenges posed by other court decisions on the legality and availability of abortion. From 1978 to 1992, Wattleton played a major role in defining the national debate over reproductive rights and in shaping family planning policies of governments worldwide. These issues led to broader concerns about women's continuing struggle for equality in addition to the fragility of rights, such as abortion, which, once won, still can be eroded or overturned. In 1995, she established the Center for Gender Equality to promote a national dialogue on the economic, political, and educational aspects of women's lives in addition to health and reproductive rights. Her efforts have been recognized with the Jefferson Award for the Greatest Public Service performed by a Private Citizen (1992), and induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame (1993). Roots of Conviction Wattleton grew up as the only child in a family of doers and independent thinkers. Her mother and grandfather were strong-willed evangelical preachers, and her father was a hard-working laborer. Both parents were born and raised in the deep South, and moved to St. Louis, Missouri in search of new opportunities. It was there they met, married, and began family life in the 1940s. Smart and precocious as a child, Wattleton entered school at the age of four, and immediately advanced to the second grade. She remembers an early childhood filled with family and friends, along with the strong tenets of commitment, love, and hope for each other and God. That foundation gave her the security and strength to cope with an unsettled adolescence. Her mother's reputation as a preacher grew, bringing opportunities that required travel away from home. For eight years on and off, Wattleton lived with church friends or relatives while her parents traveled for the ministry. In Wattleton's autobiography, Life On The Line, she said, "Those impermanent 'homes' were governed by strict rules enforced mostly without the love and tolerance of my family. In the same article, Wattleton said, "Choosing a career in nursing was perhaps my most important professional decision. Personal threats became commonplace not only for Wattleton, but for physicians and the staffs of pro-choice clinics and Planned Parenthood facilities around the country. There were shootings, deaths of doctors and health care workers, bomb threats, and fires. Never one to bow to adversity or equivocate in her beliefs, Wattleton stood her ground in defending reproductive choice. The hard-won gains of Roe v. Wade were challenged legislatively as well; and in 1989, the Supreme Court handed down the Webster decision allowing states greater power to restrict abortions. Wattleton's mantra became even stronger as she urged women and the Planned Parenthood Federation to realize that women's rights cannot be taken for granted. She believed greater political activism was incumbent upon the Federation in order to uphold its mission, particularly to disadvantaged women. According to USA Today, she also was not pleased that fewer than half of Planned Parenthood affiliates offered abortions. People reported internal dissension over its public role in the reproductive rights battles finally led Wattleton to resign from Planned Parenthood in 1992. Life Goes On Wattleton took time to reflect about her life--who she was, what she accomplished, and where she wanted to go--which resulted in an autobiography, Life On The Line. When asked why publishing her story was so important, she said, "I lived a high profile public life.... People know where I stand on the issues ... but they don't know where my belief system comes from or why I chose to crusade for women's lives. In an interview with the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Wattleton said, "I'm deeply disturbed by the backlash against women," referring to the dismantling of affirmative action and welfare, as well as the continuing attacks on reproductive rights. As always, she stresses the link between women's inequality and poverty. In founding the Center, her vision is to provide a national platform and institutional setting for scholars, researchers and strategists to pursue a better, more comprehensive understanding of issues that affect women's lives and prevent them from attaining equal status in society.


womenshistoryguide.com [cached]

Faye Wattleton Quotes
Faye Wattleton, who as a nurse saw women suffering from botched illegal abortions, became the first African American president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1978. She served at PPF until 1992, leading the organization into significant public visibility, effective lobbying for women's reproductive rights, and wider service for women. She now serves as president of the Center for the Advancement of Women. I've written about Faye Wattleton's work here: About Faye Wattleton Faye Wattleton Quotes


womenshistoryguide.com

Faye Wattleton Quotes
Faye Wattleton Quotes Faye Wattleton, who as a nurse saw women suffering from botched illegal abortions, became the first African American president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1978. She served at PPF until 1992, leading the organization into significant public visibility, effective lobbying for women's reproductive rights, and wider service for women. She now serves as president of the Center for the Advancement of Women.


wildwomanfundraising.com [cached]

Faye Wattleton was the youngest president of Planned Parenthood, cofounded the Center for Gender Equality in 1995, an organization which focuses on the equality of women.
Today, she is the President of the Center for the Advancement of Women as well as a member of Columbia University's Board of Trustees. Faye Wattleton Faye Wattleton


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