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Nancy Pelosi, born in 1940, is the highest-ranking elected woman in United States history. She is also a mother of five and has been married to Paul Pelosi since 1963. The former Madame Speaker and current Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives is an embodiment of feminism’s dreams whose trajectory began well before the Women’s Rights Movement took off in the 1960s.

In this edition of Live at the 92nd Street Y, Pelosi discusses her book Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters, with Gail Saltz, a psychiatrist and author. Pelosi connects the well-being of American families to public policy, and reflects on her personal and professional choices.

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Nancy Pelosi was on the path to political prominence when, as a 47-year-old mother of five, she ran for a seat in Congress and won. Now the highest ranking elected woman in American history and the first female Speaker of the House, Pelosi talks candidly about the opportunities and choices that have brought her - and our country - to this time and place.  Her latest book is Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters. 

Dr. Gail Saltz is a psychiatrist, columnist, best-selling author and television commentator. She is a regular contributor to the Today show and has appeared often on Dateline, CBS News, Fox News, and CNN, among others. 

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