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Ellen Bravo    

Former Head of 9to5; Workplace Activist

Ellen Bravo is a widely acclaimed public speaker and author. As former National Director of 9to5, she is one of the nation’s foremost experts on working women’s issues and the inspiration for the classic 1980 film, "9 to 5."

Ellen Bravo has written three books, "Taking On the Big Boys: Or Why Feminism Is Good for Families, Business, and the Nation," "The 9to5 Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment" and "The Job/Family Challenge: Not for Women Only." Ellen Bravo is regularly quoted in publications as diverse as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Parenting Magazine and Glamour, and has appeared on television programs from "The Phil Donahue Show" to CNN "Crossfire."

Bravo helped found the Milwaukee chapter of 9to5 in 1982; she became head of the national organization in 1993. Her talks are moving, funny, and full of examples practical applications of how to deploy feminism in the workplace.

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