Student of University Iowa, 1955-1958. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science cum laude, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, 1963. Master of Arts, Bowling Green State University, 1966;m.
Harry R. Harder, February 7, 1964.
Member faculty in English, Bowling Green State University, 1967-1968. Member of faculty English, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 1968, advisory to older students, 1975-1977, assistant to chancellor for affirmative action, 1975-1978, assistant to chancellor for affirmative action and educational opportunity, 1977-1991, special assistant to vice chancellor academic affairs outreach, 1991-1993, coordinator women"s studies, Executive Committee women"s studies consortium, chair Commonwealth of Independent States /Network Information Service Cooperative Initiatives for Women, 1991. Member regents" task forces onbasic skills, status of women, minority/disadvantaged students.
Consultant women"s employment and equity, non-traditional programs in higher education Company-chairman National Women"s Conference Committee, 1979-1985, 89.
Trustee Eau Claire Public Library., 1980-1985, president, 1984-1985. Project director Choices Foreign Girls, 1984.
Member Overseas Development Council, 1989-1992, National Peace Foundation Board, 1989. Chairman, Board Of Directors Women for a Meaningful Summit/United States, 1987, president,1988-1995.
Company-chair Soviet-American Women"s Summit, 1990, Alliance for Our Common Future, 1989.
Member Governors county Business/Education Partnerships., 1984-1990. Chair Wisconsin Women"s Council, 1983-1987. Member National Council President and Women"s Agenda, 1985.
Convener State Network Leadership Summit, 1989.
Chairman, Board Of Directors American Association of University Women Ednl. Foundation, 1985-1989.
Founding board directors Wisconsin Women"s Network. Executive Leadership Eau Claire, Chamber of Commerce, presenter non-governmental organization Forums for United Nations World Conferences on Women, 1980, 85, 95, Women"s Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe 1991, 92.
Organizer Russian-American Women"s Projects, 1991, Armenian Forumof Women"s Leaders, 1992, Transcaucasus Women"s Dialogues, 1993, 94,95, 96, Russian Women"s Political & Civic Regional Forums, 1993, 94, 95, 96.
Project director Women in Transition, 1993, Summer Energy: Girls In Science, 1993-1995. Named one of 80 Leaders for the Eighties, Milwaukee Journal, 1979, Named one of 100 Most Important Women Ladies Home Journal, 1988. 1st Excellence in Service award University Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1984.
Department Education grantee, 1978.
Named Distinguished Alumnae Alpha Delta Pi, 1989.
Co-chairman National Women's Conference Committee, 1979—1985, since 1989. Trustee Eau Claire Public Library., 1980—1985, president, 1984—1985. Chair Wisconsin Women's Council, 1983—1987.
Chairman board directors American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 1985—1989. Project director Choices For Girls, since 1984. Member governors council Business-Education Partnerships, 1984—1990.
Member Overseas Development Council, 1989—1992, National Peace Foundation Board, since 1989. Chairman board directors Women for a Meaningful Summit-United States, 1987, president, 1988—1995. Co-chair Alliance for Our Common Future, since 1989, Soviet-American Women's Summit, 1990.
Member National Council President and Women's Agenda, since 1985. Convener State Network Leadership Summit, 1989. Founding board directors Wisconsin Women's Network.
Executive Leadership Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce. Presenter non-governmental organization Forums for United Nations World Conferences on Women, 1980, 1985, 1995, Women's Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1991—1992. Organizer Russian-American Women's Projects, since 1991, Armenian Forum Women's Leaders, 1992, Transcaucasus Women's Dialogues, 1993—1996, Russian Women's Political & Civic Regional Forums, 1993—1996.
Project director Women in Transition, since 1993, Summer Energy: Girls In Science, 1993—1995. Member of League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women (national president 1985-1989, director women's committee, director legislation program committee member 1975-1979), Wisconsin Women's Council (chairperson 1983-1987), National Women's Political Caucus (award Wisconsin branch), International Federation University Women (convenor status of women committee 1989-1995, principal author action program Women's Future, World Future since 1992, vice president since 1995), Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Kappa Gamma.
Married Harry R. Harder, February 7, 1964. Children: Richard, Bentley, Jennifer, Aaron.