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Margot L. Pritzker

Margot L. Pritzker

Chairperson, Zohar Education Project Incorporative
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Biography

Margot Pritzker launched the WomenOnCall.org organization in February 2006 to provide women and non-profits with an on-line meeting place to forge productive and efficient connections that make a difference in people's lives. The WomenOnCall.org website went national in scope in May 2010 and now has over 4,000 members and growing across the country.

Ms. Pritzker is Chair of the Zohar Education Project Inc. which she established in 1995. This is a 15-year project to translate the Zohar, the canonical work of Jewish mysticism, into English. Ms. Pritzker is involved in a number of initiatives that affect women and children in the developed and developing world. She has overseen the initiation and progress of schools in remote areas of the Himalayas and Afghanistan. Furthering cultivation of leadership amongst young people has led her to support and become involved with Ashesi University in Ghana and the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh. Through the Aspen Institute, where she is a Trustee, she participates in leadership development initiatives throughout the world. She continues her involvement in international issues as a member of the Board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, as a Trustee of the International Board of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and as a member of the Advisory Board of America Abroad Media.

Ms. Pritzker currently serves as a trustee of the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, where she was Chair of the Board from 1993-2001. She serves as a Director of the Pritzker Early Childhood Foundation. She is also the chair of the University of Chicago Charter School Governing Board, which is a part of the University's Urban Education Institute.

Born in England, Margot became a United States citizen in 1994. She currently resides in Chicago with her husband, Thomas J. Pritzker. They have three sons. Their extensive travel and knowledge of South Asia has resulted in one of the foremost collections of South Asian art. Margot holds a BA from Northwestern University and an AM from the University of Chicago.