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Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Letty Cottin Pogrebin is a cofounder of “Ms.” magazine and a nationally known journalist and lecturer. She began her career in 1960 working for the book publisher, Bernard Geis Associates, where she advanced to the position of Director of Publicity, Advertising and Subsidiary Rights and later Vice President. In 1970 her first book, “How to Make it in a Man’s World”, was published. The next year she was part of the team that developed “Ms.” magazine and became its founding editor. She continues to write articles for other magazines, including “The Ladies Home Journal” and “The Working Woman”, focusing on issues of feminism, women and employment, child rearing, and the role of women in politics. Out of her nine published books, the critically acclaimed “Deborah, Golda and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America”, has become the voice for Jewish feminism. In the late 1990s, Pogrebin wrote a work of fiction, “Three Daughters”.
She was a founder of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. She also helped found Brit Tzedik for Shalom. Pogrebin also assisted in the creation or shaping of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, the New Israel Fund, the American Jewish Congress Commission on Women’s Equality, and the civil rights movement in Israel.
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