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Shirley Sagawa

co-founder, sagawa/jospin consulting firm

Shirley Sagawa, co-founder of the sagawa/jospin consulting firm, was named a "Woman to Watch in the 21st Century," by *Newsweek* magazine, and one of the "Most Influential Working Mothers in America" by *Working Mother* magazine. A national expert on children's policy and philanthropy, she has been called a "founding mother of the modern service movement" in the United States. She is currently a fellow with the Center for American Progress. She has served as a presidential appointee in both the first Bush and Clinton Administrations. As Deputy Chief of Staff to First Lady Hillary Clinton, she advised the First Lady on domestic policy and led the planning for White House Conferences on Philanthropy, Partnerships in Philanthropy, and Teenagers. Sagawa was instrumental to the drafting and passage of legislation creating the Corporation for National Service and AmeriCorps. After Senate-confirmation as the Corporation’s first chief operating and policy officer, she led the development of new service programs for adults and students, including AmeriCorps, and directed strategic planning for this new government corporation. She is a graduate of Smith College, the London School of Economics and Harvard Law School, where she served on the Harvard Law Review.