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Marcia Greenberger

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Marcia Greenberger, at Women’s eNews’ 21 Leaders for the 21st Century for 2012.

Marcia D. Greenberger is an American women's rights attorney.[1]

She received her B.A. with honors and J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, and then worked as a lawyer with the Washington, D.C., firm of Caplin and Drysdale.[2] She co-founded the National Women's Law Center in 1981 with Nancy Duff Campbell, where they served as co-presidents until 2017 when both retired.[3][2][4] The National Women's Law Center was founded by them to fight for gender equality in economic security, education, health, and jobs.[4] It began when female administrative staff and law students at the Center for Law and Social Policy demanded that their pay be improved, that the center hire female lawyers, that they no longer be expected to serve coffee, and that the center create a women's program.[5] Greenberger was hired in 1972 to start the program and Campbell joined her in 1978.[5] In 1981, the two decided to turn the program into the separate National Women's Law Center.[5][6]

In 2015 Greenberger was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.[7]

She is married to Michael Greenberger.[8]


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  2. ^ a b "Leadership | National Women's Law Center". Nwlc.org. Archived from the original on 2015-07-11. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  3. ^ "Remarks by Hon. Nancy Pelosi Celebrating the Retirement of Marcia D. Greenberger and Nancy Duff Campbell". Congressional Record. 163 (109): E902. June 26, 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Marcia Greenberger | Jewish Women's Archive". Jwa.org. 2011-06-27. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  5. ^ a b c Naili, Hajer (2012-01-04). "21 Leaders 2012 - Seven Who Leverage Power". Women's eNews. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  6. ^ "Marcia D. Greenberger, Co-President | National Women's Law Center". Nwlc.org. Archived from the original on 2015-07-11. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  7. ^ "10 women honored at Hall of Fame induction". Democratandchronicle.com. October 3, 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-04.
  8. ^ "May/June Gazette: Profiles: Marcia Devins Greenberger". Upenn.edu. Retrieved 2015-07-10.

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