A Conversation with Nancy Pelosi

Power, Politics and Leadership

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and former Speaker of the House, talked about women in politics, what it takes to lead in Congress, and media’s role in governance in a Conversation Series event with School of Media and Public Affairs Director Frank Sesno.

About Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives in the 114th Congress. From 2007 to 2011, she served as the first woman Speaker of the House, and she has led House Democrats for more than a decade. Pelosi has represented San Francisco, California's 12th District, for 28 years. In 2013, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Pelosi comes from strong family tradition of public service in Baltimore. Married to Paul Pelosi, she is a mother of five and grandmother of nine.


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About an hour after participating in closed-door negotiations on the congressional budget agreement, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took the stage at the George Washington University Jack Morton Auditorium to talk—fittingly—about women in politics and leadership.The sold-out “Conversation Series” event paired Rep. Pelosi with SMPA Director Frank Sesno. Read more.