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Ellen R. Malcolm (born February 2, 1947) has had a long career in American politics, particularly in political fundraising. She is an heiress of one of the founders of IBM.

After graduating from Hollins College in 1969, she worked for Common Cause in the 1970s. She was a press secretary for National Women's Political Caucus and later Esther Peterson, special assistant for consumer affairs in the Carter administration. She went on to found EMILY's List, a political advocacy organization which supports the election of pro-choice, female Democrats to public office, and was president of America Coming Together.

Malcolm was named one of America's most influential women by Vanity Fair (1998), one of the 100 Most Important Women in America by Ladies' Home Journal (1999), one of the Women of the Year by Glamour (1992), and Most Valuable Player by the American Association of Political Consultants.

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