Rawalt Resource Center

Welcome to the Marguerite Rawalt Resource Center

Dr. Marguerite Rawalt was both a successful attorney and longtime champion of women’s rights. Among her many accomplishments, she directed the incorporation of the first national foundation dedicated to providing information and research to and about working women around the world: Business and Professional Women’s Foundation. Learn more about the history of BPW Foundation – view our timeline. In 2002, BPW Foundation made a donation of thousands of books to the Willard Wirtz Labor Library. Find information about these books in the Wirtz Library via the U.S. Department of Labor’s new e-card catalog. First dedicated in 1980, our online adaptation of our vast library continues to create one of the world’s largest collections of information about women and their work more accessible.