Joan Williams Gro Harlem Brundtland Melinda Gates
Michele  Bachmann Debra Carnahan Gretchen Hamel
Margaret Hoover Atima Omara Anneke Greene
Carrie Lukas Bay Buchanan Ellen Tauscher
Melanne Verveer Jennifer Granholm Swanee Hunt
Janet  Napolitano Benazir Bhutto Angela McGlowan
Geena Davis Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Mercedes  Viana Schlapp
Amanda Terkel Lizz  Winstead Mandy Moore

To The Contrary Panelists

« Back to Panelists

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton


Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, now in her twelfth term as the Congresswoman for the District of Columbia, is the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. She serves on two committees: the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Before her congressional service, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to serve as the first woman to chair the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She came to Congress as a national figure who had been a civil rights and feminist leader, tenured professor of law, and board member at three Fortune 500 companies. Congresswoman Norton has been named one of the 100 most important American women in one survey and one of the most powerful women in Washington in another. The Congresswoman's work for full congressional voting representation and for full democracy for the people of the District of Columbia continues her lifelong struggle for universal human and civil rights.

See More:

Support for provided by:

The Host

About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

More »