The National Organization for Women aims to take action to bring true equality for all women in America, and toward a fully equal partnership of the sexes.

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Velma Menglekoch v. the California Industrial Welfare Commission

NOW ‘s Legal Committee, chaired by Marguerite Rawalt and including Carruthers Berger, Mary Eastwood and Phineas Indritz, has been authorized to take action on behalf of the airline stewardesses in the case of Velma Menglekoch v. the California Industrial Welfare Commission in which Menglekoch charged loss of wages and promotional opportunity because she was denied […]

Founding Conference

NOW held its founding conference on October, 29-30, 1968 in Washington, D.C.

Election results:

Betty Friedan: president Kay Clarenbach: chair of the board Aileen Hernandez: vice president (elected in absentia with consent) Richard Graham: vice president Caroline Davis: secretary-treasurer


To refine our policies and establish our specific goals, NOW set up seven Task Forces:


NOW founder, Aileen Hernandez, resigns from the EEOC

Today, Aileen Hernandez announced her resignation from the EEOC effective November 10th of this year, citing frustrations “over the inaction on this issue [Menglekoch case, in which flight attendants filed against sex discrimination in the industry] and other cases which had drifted on for more than a year in spite of time requirements of Title […]