. . . E-F-G . . . E is for Emmy award-winning journalist Carol Jenkins!

Imagine this: You’re sitting in Gloria Steinem’s living room with a group of leading feminists and media women from across the U.S. What would you talk about?

How about, for starters, sexism and the exclusion of women in the media?

That’s what Emmy award-winning journalist Carol Jenkins brought up. And shortly afterwards, with the help of Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan, she became the founding president of the Women’s Media Center. Now, the WMC is the largest feminist media advocacy organization in the country. All of that began with a conversation.

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Here’s what Carol had to say about FEMINISM FROM A to Z:

I absolutely adore Gayle Pitman’s “alphabetical journey through feminism”! Rich in historical context and analysis, it is written so compellingly that I think teens–and their parents–will be riveted–and relieved that someone really gets this time in a girl’s life. Brava! for giving us an unapologetically smart dictionary for us all, with real life “to do” lists that I’ve started working on myself.

Thank you so much, Carol! And Brava! to you for all the work you do.


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Carol Jenkins is a writer, media analyst, commentator, and speaker on media issues, as well as an Emmy-award winning journalist and documentary producer. She served as the founding president of the Women’s Media Center, which grew out of a 2005 conversation among leading feminists and media women gathered in Gloria Steinem’s living room.  Now, WMC, is the country’s largest advocacy organization fighting sexism and exclusion of women in the media. Carol now focuses on the health of women and girls in the U.S. and in developing countries, while serving on the board of The African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF), the largest health organization on the African continent. She enjoyed a 30-year, award-winning tenure with several New York City news departments, including 23 years at WNBC-TV, where she co-anchored the pivotal 6 p.m. newscast. She was most identified with her reporting of national political stories, including from the floor of Democratic and Republican national conventions that yielded Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. From South Africa she reported on the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years in prison, and anchored and co-produced an Emmy-nominated prime time special on apartheid. She hosted her own daily talk show, “Carol Jenkins Live,” on WNYW-TV. As a media and political analyst, she has appeared as a guest and in debates at top national outlets. Her commentary, written for www.womensmediacenter.com, has appeared in The Nation.com, The Huffington Post, Television Week, and other print and online sources. A frequently sought speaker and moderator, she also conducts media training seminars and private sessions for women across the country.

FEMINISM FROM A to Z is now available for pre-order!



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