Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Honoree
Letty Cottin Pogrebin is an author, activist, and national lecturer.
A founding editor and writer for Ms. Magazine, Pogrebin is also the author of eleven books, including the pre-feminist classic, How to Make it in a Man’s World.
She is also the consulting editor on Free to Be, You and Me, Marlo Thomas’ ground-breaking children’s book, record and television special.
Besides her nearly twenty year affiliation with Ms. magazine, Pogrebin has published articles and opeds in The New York Times, Washington Post, Time magazine, Huffington Post, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, L.A. Times, Toronto Star, The Nation, Harpers Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, Family Circle, and Good Housekeeping, among other publications. She is a regular columnist for Moment magazine, and for ten years, wrote “The Working Woman” column in The Ladies Home Journal.
Pogrebin currently serves on the boards of Americans for Peace Now, the Free to Be Foundation, the Harvard Divinity School Women Studies in Religion Program, and the Brandeis University Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
Her honors include a Yale University Poynter Fellowship in Journalism; an Emmy Award for Free to Be You and Me; inclusion in Who’s Who in America; and dozens of awards and commendations from a variety of NGOs, civic organizations and religious and educational institutions. In May 2018, she was inducted into the Manhattan Jewish Hall of Fame.
Letty is a graduate of Brandeis University and was a member of its Modern Dance Corps when Martha gave a Master Class there in 1956. (Letty is far left in photo.)