Marcia D. Greenberger
Co-President, National Women's Law Center
Described as "guiding the battles of the women's rights movement" by the New York Times, Marcia Greenberger is the founder and Co-President of the National Women's Law Center. The creation of the Center over 35 years ago established her as the first full-time women's rights legal advocate in Washington, D.C.
A recognized expert on sex discrimination and the law, Ms. Greenberger has participated in the development of key legislative initiatives and landmark litigation protecting and advancing women's rights, particularly in the areas of education, employment, family economic security, health and reproductive rights. She is the author of numerous published articles. Examples include the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which provides key protections against discrimination and sexual harassment on the job, the Athletics Disclosure Act, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and Supreme Court victories strengthening protections for students, teachers, and employees against sex discrimination.
Her leadership and contributions are reflected in the professional honors she has received and the numerous boards on which she serves. Recognized by Working Woman Magazine as one of the 25 heroines whose activities over 25 years have helped women in the workplace, and Washingtonian Magazine as one of Washington, D.C.'s most powerful women and as one of Washington, D.C.'s top lawyers, she received such awards as the Alumni Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Lafayette College, and is a member of the American Law Institute.
Ms. Greenberger received her B.A. with honors and J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.