WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 15:  Author and feminist activist Gloria Steinem participates in a roundtable discussion during the Women In Public Service event at the Department of State December 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. According to the State Department, the project will work with the Seven Sisters Colleges of Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and Wellesley College "to identify and educate a new generation of women committed to public service, create an infrastructure of support and mentoring, and help enable more women to enter public service and political leadership."  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)