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Feminist, activist Gloria Steinem speaks to Iowa women

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CORALVILLE (KWWL) -

There was a large crowd in Coralville Wednesday afternoon for the closing keynote address of the Iowa Women's Leadership Conference. Feminist and activist Gloria Steinem gave the speech.

The goal of the conference is to teach women how to be more effective leaders and address the need for women leadership in the state of Iowa, and beyond. It's a message Steinem agrees with.

"We're still in a place where conferences like this and efforts to promote women are viewed as being on behalf of the women," said Steinem. "It's actually on behalf of the country. We'll be impoverished, otherwise."

The conference was a two day event. Tuesday's keynote address was given by Martha Stewart.

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