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RITA HENLEY JENSEN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, FOUNDER

RitaHeadShot_crop(4)Rita Henley Jensen is founder of Women’s eNews. A former senior writer for the National Law Journal and columnist for The New York Times Syndicate, Henley Jensen has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and an armload of awards, including the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Alumni award, the Hunter College Presidential Grant for Innovative Uses of Technology in Teaching, the Alicia Patterson fellowship and the Lloyd P. Burns Public Service prize. Henley Jensen is also a survivor of domestic violence and a former welfare mother who earned degrees from Ohio State University and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She is the grandmother of four; two granddaughters and two grandsons.

MEAGAN LEE BUTLER, DEVELOPMENT AND EVENTS ASSOCIATE

MLB Bio Photo 2Meagan Butler is a gender and social historian who recently converted to nonprofit work. At Women’s eNews, Butler works on grant writing and funding applications, arranging and organizing events, and development, marketing and running our women’s history walking tour of Downtown Manhattan, Opening the Way. She received an MSc in Social History (2010) and a PhD in Economic and Social History (2014) from the University of Glasgow, specializing in the history of marital breakdown. While living in Glasgow she volunteered at the Glasgow Women’s Library and Scottish Women’s Aid. At the Glasgow Women’s Library, Butler worked as an assistant to the archivist and participated in the development of a women’s history walk through Glasgow’s Necropolis. With Scottish Women’s Aid, Butler participated in the STOP Campaign to end violence against women and the Stop Revenge Porn Scotland campaign.

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