Letty Thall, M.S.S. ’74, was recently honored at the Philadelphia Leadership Awards, held by Women’s eNews. The awards are given to those who have dedicated their lives to improving the lives of women.
Thall has held many positions during her career as an advocate for women and children in Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Philadelphia police force, vice president of the Pa. Women’s Campaign Fund board, and chair of the mayor’s Commission for Women.
After enrolling in Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Thall helped Women Organized Against Rape write its first grant proposal to secure funding. She was also co-founded Women’s Way, the leading funding, advocacy, and education organization for women in the Greater Philadelphia region. For the past eight years, she has been working for Maternity Care Coalition, overseeing the development of community education campaigns, public policy recommendations in maternal health, and the monitoring of prenatal care services for low-income families.
Women’s eNews is an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women’s perspectives on public policy. They have a writer and reader base from across the globe. Board Chair of the Women’s eNews is Betsy Chandler, MSS ’98.