Helen Alvaré is a co-author of the open letter Women Speak For Themselves. She is a Professor of Law at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, where she teaches and writes in the areas of family law and law and religion. She is a consultor to Pope Francis’ Pontifical Council for the Laity, a consultant for ABCNews, and the Chair of the Conscience Protection Task Force at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey. She co-authored and edited the book, Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak For Themselves, to be released September 20, 2012. Professor Alvaré received her law degree from Cornell University and her master’s in systematic theology from the Catholic University of America.
Kim Daniels is a co-author of the open letter Women Speak For Themselves. She is the coordinator for Catholic Voices USA, a lay effort to increase the presence of well-catechized Catholics in the public square. She is an attorney whose practice has focused on religious liberty issues, particularly rights of conscience in health care. She is also a co-author of Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak For Themselves. Kim and her husband have six school-age children and are active members of their parish in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago Law School.
Meg T. McDonnell is communications director for Women Speak For Themselves. In that role, she manages Women Speak For Themselves very active Facebook page, coordinates media and social media efforts, and facilitates the design and branding of images and logos associated with Women Speak For Themselves. In 2011, she was a recipient of a full time Robert Novak Journalism fellowship, and her writing has appeared in a variety of secular and religious outlets. She was also named on FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) 2013 30 under 30 list. Meg is an alumna of the University of St. Thomas with bachelors in Psychology and Catholic Studies, and a MA in Teaching.