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Feb. 20, 2022

194 An Extraordinary and Impactful Life with Marjorie Margolies

194 An Extraordinary and Impactful Life with Marjorie Margolies

My guest today has a lot to say about a lot of things, and that makes sense, because she has such a rich, diverse set of experiences behind her. Member of the US Congress. Emmy-award winning journalist. Founder and head of an international nonprofit...


My guest today has a lot to say about a lot of things, and that makes sense, because she has such a rich, diverse set of experiences behind her. Member of the US Congress. Emmy-award winning journalist. Founder and head of an international nonprofit empowering women leaders around the world. The list goes on. And as it turns out, when our interview ran into a roadblock for technical reason, she came over to our house and sat in my dining room for the interview, since she lives in my neighborhood! I am thrilled and honored to bring you a wide-ranging conversation with the Honorable Marjorie Margolies. In today’s episode Marjorie talks about:

  • Being the first single American to adopt a child from another country
  • Being elected to the US House of Representatives
  • Creating a family in a non-traditional way
  • How politics has changed since she was in office
  • Teaching a class at U Penn with the grandson of President Eisenhower
  • Creating and running Women’s Campaign International

About Marjorie:

Marjorie Margolies is the author of five books, an Emmy-award winning best-selling journalist, congresswoman, and the first single American to adopt internationally. After 25 years with NBC, Margolies ran for U.S. Congress in 1991 as a Democrat in a historically Republican district of suburban Philadelphia and became the first woman elected in her own right in the state of Pennsylvania. Margolies also devoted her life to supporting women and girls. She founded and runs Women’s Campaign International, a nonprofit working to empower women leaders around the world to mobilize their communities and engage politically.

Besides breaking down historic boundaries, Margolies also had to deal with heartbreaking tragedies including divorce and the death of a child. Her intention is for women of every generation to recognize themselves in her story and learn how to nurture themselves and the life decisions they have made.

Margolies is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the grandmother of 21. She shares three grandchildren with Hillary Clinton.

To learn more about Women’s Campaign International, and to support the important work that they do, please go to https://www.womenscampaigninternational.org/

You can find her newest book, And How Are the Children? at Amazon (https://amzn.to/3s28ZFk).

To register for the totally free The Women’s Day Event 2022, which will be 8 am – 8 pm on March 8, please go to:

http://thewomensdayevent.com/

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