Peg Yorkin is a philanthropist, women’s rights activist, and Co-Founder and Chair of the Feminist Majority. Prior to her extensive involvement in women’s rights, she produced live theatre in Los Angeles. In 1986, Yorkin worked with Ellie Smeal, then President of NOW, and produced NOW’s 20th anniversary with over 100 television and film celebrities at the Ahmanson Theatre, which chronicled in music and script the leading role of NOW and the feminist movement in advancing women’s rights. Yorkin also produced a videotape of the show, which is used in women’s studies and is in many libraries.
Yorkin’s two grown children, Nicole and David, are working television writers in the industry. She has 4 grandchildren who are all feminists, including her grandson.