Vicki A. Saporta

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Vicki A. Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation.

"Saporta currently serves on the District of Columbia Commission for Women, the Advisory Board of Law Students for Choice, the Advisory Board of Nursing Students for Choice, the Advisory Council of the Women's Information Network, and the Executive Committee of the National Council of Women's Organizations. She has also served on the President's Council of Cornell Women and the Advisory Council of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at her alma mater, Cornell University.

"Prior to joining the pro-choice movement, Saporta had a distinguished career as a leader in the labor movement. She began her career as a representative for the Western Conference of Teamsters, and Saporta rose to become the first woman to serve as an organizing director for an international union. In her nearly twenty years with the Teamsters Union, she conducted hundreds of successful organizing campaigns in virtually all of the country's geographic regions and economic sectors.

"Saporta was a recipient of the Judge William B. Groat Alumni Award from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations for exceptional professional accomplishments and outstanding service to the School. She also received the Karen Mulhauser Award for her invaluable contributions to the Women's Information Network and her commitment to the advancement of pro-choice Democratic women. Saporta was also a recipient of the Choice USA Mentor of the Year Award in 2007. She was included in the World Who's Who of Women in 1994/95. Saporta was also selected by Esquire magazine in 1985 as one of 116 individuals under forty "Who are Changing the Nation."" [1]

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  1. Vicki A. Saporta, National Abortion Federation, accessed September 14, 2010.