Gloria Steinem

Gloria Marie Steinem (/ˈstnəm/; 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.[1][7][2]

Gloria Steinem
Steinem in 2008
Gloria Marie Steinem[1]

(1934-03-25) March 25, 1934 (age 87)
EducationSmith College (BA)
OccupationWriter and journalist for Ms. and New York magazines[2]
Board member ofWomen's Media Center[3]
(m. 2000; died 2003)
FamilyChristian Bale (stepson)[4][5]
Tig Notaro
(distant cousin)[6]

Steinem was a columnist for New York magazine, and a co-founder of Ms. magazine.[2] In 1969, Steinem published an article, "After Black Power, Women's Liberation",[8] which brought her to national fame as a feminist leader.[9] 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.[10] 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".[11]

As of May 2018, Steinem was traveling internationally as an organizer and lecturer, and was a media spokeswoman on issues of equality.[12]

Steinem speaking with supporters at the Women Together Arizona Summit at Carpenters Local Union in Phoenix, Arizona, September 2016.