Commission for Women - Commissioners - Emily McCoy

Emily McCoy, Lee District

Emily McCoy

Ms. McCoy has been an activist for women's rights since 1981, working for the Equal Rights Amendment, child support, divorce law reform, abortion rights, prevention of child abuse, teen pregnancy prevention, equality in the courts, and in athletics, and a broad range of issues to improve the rights and opportunities for women. A native Virginian, she has acted through the National Organization for Women (NOW) serving on its Minority Outreach task Force, Legislative Task Force and Political Action Committee, lobbyist and state president. On the Fairfax County Commission for Women, she has represented the Commission on the Small and Minority Business Enterprise Program, the National Association of Commissions for Women (NACW), and Girls' Softball Equity Review Team. She has also served on the State-wide Child Support Advisory Committee, and Task Force on Gender Bias in Virginia Courts.

Ms. McCoy is a principal engineer at the MITRE Corporation. In her 37-year career she has held leadership positions in real time software and hardware development for technical and scientific applications; and system and software engineering for space data systems, global networking and systems, and information management. She also serves as the Lee District appointee on the Fairfax County Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee.

Activists Awards:

Lady Fairfax, 1996
Virginia National Organization for Women (NOW) Lifetime Achievement Outstanding Service, 1993
NACW Recognition Award, 1990
Education: B.S. Mathematics (minor Physics) University of Richmond, 1961

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