Marjorie Margolies, a former journalist and Democratic politician from Pennsylvania, will be making a keynote address at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 5th, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium as part of the Woodrow Wilson Fellow program. Her appearance is free and open to the public.
As President of the Women’s Campaign International, Margolies is dedicated to empowering women around the world to become agents of change in their communities. The organization seeks to facilitate training and programs that encourage women to participate and fill leadership roles in the economy, community development, civil society and peace-building efforts. Recent projects include a pop-up innovation and resilience hub to improve recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, and a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. Margolies has a series of notable experience including 20 years as a journalist with NBC in New York and Washington D.C. She also served as a correspondent to the Today Show, Sunday Today, A Closer Look, CNBC, and Real Life with Jane Pauley.