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Sylvia Clute (Goochland, Va.) is an attorney in private
practice. She is founder, chairperson of the board and attorney of The Women's Bank in Richmond. A former
Peace Corps Volunteer, Clute taught English as a second
language in a small village in the Himalayas and spent
three months teaching Tibetan refugee children in Kath-
mandu. She has experience as an employee relations
specialist involved in union contract negotiations, instructing management and employees in conducting a union
election and in counseling blue and white-collar occupational groups. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative
Action Technical Advisor for Reynolds Aluminum in
1974 and 1975, Clute assisted in technical and legal aspects of corporate equal opportunity and affirmative action programs, helped formulate corporate defense to discrimination complaints and worked to educate corporate
personnel in federal employment regulations. In 1976 she
received an Outstanding Young Woman of America award.
Lucy Freibert (Louisville, Ky.) is an Assistant Professor of
English at the University of Louisville. She holds a B.A.
from Spalding College, an M.A. from St. Louis University
and a Ph.D. from the University
of Wisconsin. After graduate
school, she entered the Sisters
of Charity of Nazareth and for
20 years taught in elementary,
secondary and college-level institutions staffed by the order.
Freibert is a charter member of
the National Organization for
Women, the Women's Political
Caucus, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Reproductive
Freedom League, the Religious
Coalition for Abortion Rights and Catholics for Free
Choice. She has presented papers at the Berkshire Conference (on the history of women), the Twentieth Century Literature Conference, the Conference on Female
Offenders and the Kentucky IWY Conference. In addition, she is a frequent speaker at NOW meetings, leadership conferences and on television talk shows.
Lana Moresky (Cleveland, Ohio) began her career as an
elementary school teacher, but has devoted the past seven
years to women's issues. From 1971 to 1976 she held
offices in the National Organization for Women, culminating
with the National Board of Directors. She founded the Ohio
NOW Education Task Force,
started 17 NOW chapters in
Ohio in one year and was the
national NOW organizer for
the ERA in Florida. Currently
a member of NOW's Economic
Sanction Committee, she works
to convince organizations to pull
conventions from unratified
states. In other related areas, Moresky developed a slide
show to illustrate sex stereotyping in primary readers
and has filed an informal complaint with the FTC against
three television and six radio stations in Cleveland for
race and sex discrimination in employment. Her additional honors include being named one of "Cleveland's 11
Most Powerful Women" in Exit Magazine (1975), a listing
in Women's Organizations and Leaders Directory (1975-
76), receipt of the Susan B. Anthony Plaque for outstanding service to NOW (1975), and appointment to the Ohio
Attorney General's ERA Implementation Task Force on
Sexism in Education.
Odessa Smith (Detroit, Mich.) is the International Director of an organization she founded, The Illegitimate Chil:
dren's Liberation of the World.
She originated the idea over 30
years ago and has worked with
the Michigan legislature and
through the media to remove the
stigma from children born out of
wedlock. "I hate the word minority," Smith says. "If we get
all the minorities together, we
have a majority."
Doris Roldan (Middletown, Conn.) is a Spanish Affairs
Program Specialist. She is a member of the Connecticut
Permanent Commission on the
Status of Women, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, the Women's Educational and Legal Fund
and the Connecticut Talent
Assistance Cooperation. Roldan
is founder and chairperson of
Lenore Whitman McNeer (Montpelier, Vt.) is chair of the
Vermont delegation and a native of Logan, W. Va. Hers is
a history of diverse interests and varied occupations and
dedication to causes as broad as
the Peace Corps, the Child Welfare League of America and
training Episcopal Clergy in a
Human Relations Laboratory.
She holds an A.B. from Berea
College, an M.A. from the University of Chicago and an Ed.D.
from the University of Massachusetts in Human Services and
Mental Health Administration.
She has been honored by Who's
Who in American Colleges and WHITMAN MCNEER
Universities, Great Teacher (American Association of
Junior Colleges), Who's Who Among American Women,
Who's Who in Community Services, Who's Who in the Library of Human Resources, Who's Who in the United
States and Women's Organizations and Leaders. She has
also received the Outstanding Educator Award and the
Norwich University Publications Award.
To show the diversity of the delegates elected to the
National Women's Conference, Breakthrough asked each
state IWY coordinator to select three of her state's delegates for a "Who's Who" feature. From each state responding, one delegate was chosen to appear in this issue.
Biographical material was submitted by the delegates
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