Marjorie Margolies, WCI

Marjorie in studioPresident of Women’s Campaign International

Marjorie Margolies grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and was a CBS News Foundation Fellow at Columbia University. She began her career as a television journalist at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, but later felt a calling to enter politics. In 1992, Marjorie was the first woman ever elected to Congress from Pennsylvania in her own right. Today Marjorie’s focus is on her role as President of Women’s Campaign International, and spending time with her family including 20 grandchildren!

To hear the full Women to Watch™ Media interview with Marjorie, listen below.


Full Biography

Marjorie grew up in the Baltimore and Philadelphia areas. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a CBS News Foundation Fellow at Columbia University, Marjorie began her career as a television journalist at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia. As a journalist with NBC and its owned and operated stations, and a contributing correspondent to the Today Show, Sunday Today, A Closer Look, CNBC, and Real Life with Jane Pauley, Marjorie’s reporting won numerous awards including five Emmys.

In 1992, Marjorie was the first woman ever elected to Congress from Pennsylvania in her own right. During her term in the House, Marjorie was appointed to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Committee on Small Business, the Committee on Government Operations.

In 1995, Marjorie served as the Director of the United States delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. At the conference, 189 countries signed a Platform for Action that pledged to further the rights of women around the world. Inspired by these commitments, Marjorie founded Women’s Campaign International to empower women. Since then, WCI’s programs have been helping women find their voices by giving them tangible skills in political leadership, conflict mitigation, economic empowerment and civic engagement.

In addition to her work with WCI, Marjorie has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, has worked as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and received a Presidential Appointment to the VEF Foundation. She is the author four books, and the mother of a combined family of 11 children. With the refugee families she has been sponsoring over the years, her household has taken care of 25 children in total.

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Show Starter

2At the top of the hour, we were joined by our on-air Financial Contributor, Kristin Hillsley. On this show, Kristin discusses how to align our social objectives with our financial goals!

Kristin is a financial consultant at Baird Financial, The Foley Hillsley Group and a Blog Contributor for Money Matters. Her mission is to elevate and empower women when it comes to money and investing.

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