National Women's Political Caucus

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National Women's Political Caucus

The Inner Circle

An article from Newsweek dated October 25 1992 reveals Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton's early confidants and strategies for later social engineering. The article references the National Women's Political Caucus:[1]

It is the way of Clinton's world that networks double back and interweave-often due to Hillary Clinton's own wide circle of contacts. Altman, for example, reconnected with the Clintons when he served with her on the board of the Children's Television Workshop in New York. The epicenter of Hillary's circle is Wellesley College, where, in 1969, she became the first student to give a commencement address. Helping women gain elective office has been a constant theme ever since. Hillary and several other members of the "Wellesley Network" were important early supporters of the National Women's Political Caucus, says longtime Clinton aide Betsey Wright. It was this group, in fact, that persuaded Wright to move to Arkansas in 1982 to become Bill Clinton's chief of staff. The Wellesley Network lives: Hillary's classmate Janice Piercy recently left her post with the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago to codirect the Clinton transition team's talent search.


Betty Friedan joined other leading feminists, such as Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bella Abzug, and Myrlie Evers-Williams in founding the National Women's Political Caucus in 1971.[2]



  1. The Inner Circle (Accessed on June 2y 2022)]
  2. Obituary