Amy Coen

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Amy Coen is the former President/CEO of Population Action International and a director of InterAction.

"Throughout her 30-year career, Ms. Coen has served on numerous non-profit boards and official U.S. delegations, including the delegation to the 1999 Hague Forum on Population and Development. She is a frequently requested speaker, media guest and commentator, and was one of 14 women profiled in the PBS/BBC program "People's Century", where her work in starting the women's movement in the U.S. and helping to launch it onto the global scene was chronicled alongside that of other early leaders of the international women's movement in the1960s. Ms Coen was also a founder and the first director of Women's Network, an NGO dedicated to finding employment and education opportunities for homeless women. In addition, she was a founder of the Women's Crisis Center, an organization that supported rape victims through counselling and help with the legal system, and that also worked to provide women with access to safe abortion before it was legal in the U.S.,

"Prior to joining PAI, Ms. Coen served for 13 years as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area, which provides family planning and related medical services to more than 55,000 women and men each year. As part of a Planned Parenthood national leadership team in the 1980s, Ms. Coen spearheaded the creation of much-needed new affiliates in the Southern region of the United States. During this time, Ms. Coen was also one of a select group of leaders chosen by key universities in the U.S. to design graduate leadership programs for women's reproductive health. Ms. Coen was tasked with integrating leadership skills at the grassroots level with skills developed in other sectors, including the government, military, and private sectors.“ [1]

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