Gloria Marie Steinem (//; born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist journalist and social political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
March 25, 1934
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
|Education||Smith College (BA)|
|Occupation||Writer and journalist for Ms. and New York magazines|
|Board member of||Women's Media Center|
(m. 2000; died 2003)
|Family||Christian Bale (stepson)|
Steinem was a columnist for New York magazine, and a co-founder of Ms. magazine. In 1969, Steinem published an article, "After Black Power, Women's Liberation", which brought her to national fame as a feminist leader. In 1971, she co-founded the National Women's Political Caucus which provides training and support for women who seek elected and appointed offices in government. Also in 1971, she co-founded the Women's Action Alliance which, until 1997, provided support to a network of feminist activists and worked to advance feminist causes and legislation. In the 1990s, Steinem helped establish Take Our Daughters to Work Day, an occasion for young girls to learn about future career opportunities. In 2005, Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan co-founded the Women's Media Center, an organization that "works to make women visible and powerful in the media".
As of May 2018[update], Steinem was traveling internationally as an organizer and lecturer, and was a media spokeswoman on issues of equality.