Marjorie Margolies is the founding President of Women's Campaign International (WCI), a group that provides advocacy training for women throughout the world.
During the past several years, WCI
has conducted several successful trainings in Tanzania, Venezuela, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania, Namibia, Malawi, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Colombia and Ethiopia, among others.
WCI's work in these countries has yielded phenomenal successes, including doubling the number of women in parliaments and inspiring the creation of various women's caucuses on local levels.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a CBS News Foundation Fellow at Columbia University, Marjorie was a journalist with NBC in New York and Washington, DC, from 1971 to 1991.
In 1992, Marjorie became the first woman elected to Congress from Pennsylvania and the first Democrat elected in her district since 1916 and served on a number of committees.
In 1995, Marjorie served as the Director of the United States delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China.
Marjorie is currently teaching at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.
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