Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture
In conversation with Marjorie Margolies, President, Women's Campaign International and author of And How Are the Children?: Timeless Lessons from the Frontlines of Motherhood
The younger sister of President Joe Biden, Valerie Biden Owens led his seven consecutive successful campaigns for the U.S. Senate, was campaign manager for his presidential bids in 1988 and 2008, and was his principal campaign trail representative and a senior advisor for his 2020 bid for the White House. She is the chair of the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware, a partner at Owens Patrick Leadership Seminars, a board member of The Ministry of Caring, and formerly served on the national board of the Women’s Leadership Forum of the Democratic National Committee. In her new memoir, Biden Owens shares stories of growing up in a close-knit Irish Catholic family, being a confidante and advocate in her brother’s life and career, and learning lessons about overcoming gender barriers and achieving professional goals while raising children.