Xlibris Author Sonia Pressman Fuentes Shines Anew at Cornell Women Photo Exhibit

Xlibris author Sonia Pressman Fuentes adds another feat to her already long list of achievements. She was recently featured in a crowdsourced photo exhibit titled “Women in the Big Picture” unveiled at the Willard Straight Hall Art Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, US. The exhibit opened on February 28 and will run until April 1, 2014.

Xlibris author Sonia Fuentes
“Women in the Big Picture” features Sonia Pressman Fuentes as one of Cornell University’s influential alumnae. Her photo is in the section on the right, top row, fourth from the left. She is wearing a white sweater.

The month-long exhibit recognizes Cornellian alumnae, professors, administrators, and staff members who have made a difference in the society. Captured in black-and-white self-portraits, 250 influential Cornell graduates make new history at the Willard Straight Hall Art Gallery. Xlibris author Sonia Pressman Fuentes joins the ranks of Nobel Laureates Toni Morrison, Barbara McClintock, and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Sonia self-published  through Xlibris Eat First–You Don’t Know What They’ll Give You, The Adventures of an Immigrant Family and Their Feminist Daughter  in 1999. 

In April 2013, Sonia received the Breaking the Glass Ceiling award from the Jewish Museum of Florida recognizing her achievements in male-dominated fields. She was the first woman attorney in the General Counsel’s office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 1965. She authored the EEOC’s first Guidelines on Pregnancy and Childbirth, one of its early Digests of Legal Interpretations, and the decision favoring stewardesses’ employment rights. The following year, she became one of the founders of the National Organization for Women (NOW).

She was also a cofounder of Federally Employed Women (FEW) and the Women’s Equity Action League, a charter member of the Veteran Feminists of America (VFA), and one of the longest-serving board members of the National Woman’s Party (NWP). 

She had over 20 years’ experience as a federal government attorney and was the highest-paid woman employee at two major American corporations, GTE Service Corporation and TRW Inc.

Get to know more about Author Sonia Pressman Fuentes by reading her article on the Xlibris Indie Authors Roundup where she also details her success tips in writing and in life.

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