Cecile Richards

President of Planned Parenthood. Public face of the reproductive rights movement in the United States. Elected to the Ford Foundation Board of Trustees. Former President of America Votes.

Ms. Richards is the President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a position she has held since 2006.  In the words of the HLS community member who nominated her, “Ms. Richards does so much to inspire and help women across this country, most notably ensuring that—even in the face of extreme adversity and venom—women can access necessary health care and treatment.  She is strong-willed, steadfast in her convictions, and truly an inspiration to all those who proceed in life with an important mission.  She inspires me every day to excel in the law and to continue to fight for what I believe to be right.”