Cecile Richards is a national leader for women’s rights and social and economic justice, and a
co-founder of Supermajority — a new organization fighting for gender equity. She is also the
author of New York Times bestseller Make Trouble and former President of Planned
Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. For 12 years,
Richards worked to increase affordable access to reproductive health care and to build a
healthier and safer world for women and young people. After starting her career as a labor
organizer, working with women earning the minimum wage, she went on to start her own
grassroots organizations, and later served as Deputy Chief of Staff to House Democratic Leader
Nancy Pelosi. In 2011 and 2012, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential
People in the World. Richards is a frequent speaker and commentator on politics and
progressive issues. She and her husband, Kirk Adams, have three children and live in New York
City and Maine.
Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.