IWF Washington, DC member Michelle Bernard, President and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy was recently named to Upscale Magazine’s Top 25 List of Power Players.
Michelle D. Bernard, an attorney by training, is a political pundit, analyst, and social commentator. Additionally, Bernard is an author, a contributor to The Huffington Post and The Root, a columnist for The Seventy Four, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news site covering education in the United States, and is the President and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy where she concentrates on domestic and foreign policy matters, particularly matters of racial, social, and gender justice, and the advancement of democracy globally. Bernard is an outspoken advocate for a socially just food system and the creation of public policies that address the lack of access to healthful and affordable foods in low-income, rural, and underserved communities.
She appears regularly as a political analyst or contributor on Al Jazeera America’s “Third Rail,” CNN’s “Smerconish,” HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” TV One’s “NewsOne Now with Roland Martin,” and MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” among others. Bernard has guest-hosted “The Michael Smerconish Program” on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and is a regular guest commentator on National Public Radio and WAMU’s “The Diane Rehm Show.”
On March 31, 2015, Bernard was honored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University in the university’s Plaza of Heroines. She also was awarded the Anvil of Freedom Award for journalism and democracy by the University of Denver’s Edward W. and Charlotte A. Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media. Most recently, Bernard was featured in Upscale magazine’s “Money & Power LIST.” She serves on the executive board of IWF Washington, D.C., as well as the advisory board of the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence and The Seventy Four.
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