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Martha Burk

Women for Richardson

Martha Burk is the Senior Adviser for Women's Issues to the Bill Richardson campaign. She is a women's equity expert who is co-founder and President of the Center for Advancement of Public Policy, a research and policy analysis organization in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Burk is the immediate past Chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, the nation's oldest and largest coalition of women's groups, collectively representing over 10 million women. She led the NCWO effort to open the Augusta National Golf Club to women, and remains at the forefront of the debate on women's progress in corporate America.

Dr. Burk has appeared on a great number of news shows, talk radio, and every major and many minor newspapers and magazines. She is currently Money Editor for Ms. Magazine and a political columnist for Tompaine.com.

In addition to extensive work on domestic policy, Dr. Burk has conducted training workshops with women's NGOs internationally in Macedonia and Kuwait, under the sponsorship of USAID, and has conducted training in the U.S. for delegations from Russia, Botswana, Korea, Romania, and Bulgaria, and the Middle East.

 

Dr. Burk's book, Cult of Power: Sex Discrimination in Corporate America and What Can Be Done About It, was published by Scribner in 2005.

 

She resides in Corrales, N.M. with her husband, Ralph Estes.


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Voter Beware, A Bigger Battle Is Looming

Martha Burk

There's a much bigger battle looming than the one between the Obama and Clinton camps. It's this: women have suffered incredible setbacks under the Bush Administration, and whether that path continues after November is in women's hands.

Women For Richardson: The Man With The Plan

Martha Burk

Senior Advisor for Women's Issues to the Bill Richardson campaign, Dr. Martha Burk, tells us how Richardson's advocacy on behalf of women goes far beyond what we've come to expect from other candidates.

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