KEYNOTE SPEAKER

2017 HONOREES

CO-CHAIRED BY

ALEX DIMITRIEF
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
General Electric

and


THE HONORABLE DEVAL PATRICK

Managing Director, Bain Capital, Double Impact Fund
Former Governor of Massachusetts

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN is the senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, elected in 2012. She is a member of the Senate Committees on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP); Armed Services; and the Special Committee on Aging. Recognized as one of the nation’s top experts on bankruptcy and the financial pressures facing middle-class families, she was the driving force behind the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). President Obama asked her to set up the new agency to provide greater protections to consumers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, and she also served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Senator Warren was a law professor for more than 30 years, most recently at Harvard Law School; is the author of 11 books, including This Fight is Our Fight, A Fighting Chance, and The Two-Income Trap; and is the recipient of many awards, including TIME  magazine’s designation as “one of the 100 most influential people in the world.”

HONOREES

NWLC FOUNDERS AND CO-PRESIDENTS EMERITAE

 

NANCY DUFF CAMPBELL joined the Women’s Rights Project of the Center for Law and Social Policy four decades ago and, with Marcia D. Greenberger, stepped down in June 2017 after growing the Project into the preeminent National Women’s Law Center.  Duffy is a recognized expert on women’s legal issues, especially issues affecting low-income women and their families.  She was a leader in ensuring that the Social Security Amendments of 1983 included improvements for women; in expanding tax assistance for single heads of household and removing six million low-income families from the tax rolls in the Tax Reform Act of 1986; in drafting and passing the first comprehensive child care legislation since World War II, the 1990 Child Care and Development Block Grant; and in securing the Defense Department decision to open all military positions to women. She was counsel in groundbreaking litigation, including establishing a right to child support enforcement services for parents without regard to income, expanding rights to public assistance, and improving opportunities for women athletes in the first case to challenge sex discrimination in an entire intercollegiate athletics program.

For her dedication to social and economic justice for all women and their families and lifetime of strategic advocacy, the National Women’s Law Center is proud to honor its Founder and Co-President Emerita Nancy Duff Campbell.

 

MARCIA D. GREENBERGER established the Women’s Rights Project of the Center for Law and Social Policy forty-five years ago—becoming the first full-time women’s rights legal advocate in Washington, D.C.  With Nancy Duff Campbell at her side, Marcia grew the Project into the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for women and girls—the National Women’s Law Center—before stepping down in June 2017. Marcia is a recognized expert on women and the law, particularly in the areas of education, employment, health and reproductive rights.  Described as “guiding the battles of the women’s rights movement” by the New York Times, Marcia has been a leader in securing the passage of major legislation such as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991 providing critical protections against sexual harassment on the job, and the Affordable Care Act; and she was counsel in landmark litigation establishing new legal protections for women, including numerous Supreme Court victories strengthening protections for students and teachers against sex discrimination in schools, including athletics and sexual harassment, and in the workplace.

For her commitment to opening opportunities for all women and lifetime of strategic advocacy, the National Women’s Law Center is proud to honor its Founder and Co-President Emerita Marcia D. Greenberger.