Irma Newmark (born 1927) is
an American feminist. She joined New York's division
of the National
Organization for Women (NOW) in 1967 and served as spokesperson for the committee on the image of
women. Newmark was also a founder and the first
president of the Bronx chapter of
NOW, and a member/speaker for the Association of Feminist
As such, she testified before the United States Congress
at a hearing
on women and employment.
In 1975, her article Women
and the Full Employment Society
was published in The
Annals of Political and Social Science. Newmark taught the
first women's studies course at
College in the City
University of New York (CUNY) and was a co-founder of the
Women's Center there.
She was also a co-founder, with
. As a member of the status of women
committee of NR (1989 - 1996), Newmark raised issues pertinent to
women's needs at the United Nations
She also chaired the caucus on the rights of the child at UNICEF
. In 2004 - 2006, she was president of South Palm
Beach, Florida Chapter of NOW.
Newmark, who has two children, earned her B.A.
, CUNY (1970), and her M.A.
(1975) and Ph.D. (1983) from the Graduate Center,
- Feminists Who Changed America, 1963 - 1975