Audrey Rowe

  • Fall 1984

Audrey Rowe is a nationally known feminist and civil rights activist. Ms. Rowe has served as the Chairperson of the National Women's Political Caucus, a member of the National Women's Education Fund, the Women's Campaign Fund, and a founding member of the National Hook-up of Black Women and the Black Women's Agenda.

Ms. Rowe was appointed by President Ford and reappointed by President Carter to the National Commission on the Observance of international Women's Year, chairing its committee on Child Development. She began her career as a social activist as a street worker in New York City, working with social drop-outs and street gangs. Ms. Rowe coordinated the D.C. Child Advocacy Office for the Children's Defense Fund and previously developed the first high school equivalency program for women incarcerated at the D.C. Women's Detention Center. She has also served as the Director of Women's Activities for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, was the D.C.'s Commissioner of Social Services, and was a member of the U.S. Delegation of Young Political Leaders to the People's Republic of China. Ms. Rowe has received numerous public service awards for her contributions to the improvement of the quality of life in our society.