Margot Pritzker is President and Founder of WomenOnCall, a national volunteer match organization. WomenOnCall provides women and non-profits with an on-line meeting place to forge productive and efficient, skills based volunteer connections. Pritzker is chair of the Zohar Education Project Inc., established in 1995. This is a project to translate the Zohar, the canonical work of Jewish mysticism, into English and will be completed with its 12th volume in 2017.
Margot is involved in a number of initiatives that affect women and children. She has overseen the initiation and progress of schools in remote areas of the Himalayas and Afghanistan. Furthering cultivation of leadership amongst young people led to her involvement with Ashesi University in Ghana. As a Trustee of the Aspen Institute, Pritzker participates in leadership development throughout the world and is a seminar moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network. As a trustee of the Board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and of the Advisory Board of America Abroad Media, she continues her involvement in international issues.
Margot chairs the University of Chicago Urban Labs Advisory Council. Part of the Urban Footprint of the University of Chicago, UChicago Urban Labs’ mission is to use science in service of cities in 5 critical areas of Crime, Education, Poverty, Health and Energy & the Environment. She has served as chair of the University of Chicago Charter School (2011 to 2015).
Born in England, Margot came to the U.S in ’76 and became a United States citizen in ’94. She currently resides in Chicago with her husband, Thomas J. Pritzker. They have three sons and one grandson. 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 MA from the University of Chicago.