Nancy Pelosi*
US House of Representatives
Speaker at Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2023

Nancy Pelosi served as the 52nd Speaker of the House of Representatives, having made history in 2007 when she was elected the first woman to serve as Speaker. Pelosi made history again in January 2019 when she regained the Speakership – the first person to do so in more than six decades. She led House Democrats for two decades, and she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2013.

Pelosi has represented San Francisco in Congress for 35 years. Currently serving as the Representative for California’s 11th Congressional District, she is fighting For The People to lower costs, grow paychecks and create jobs.

Pelosi is the architect of generation-defining legislation, including the Affordable Care Act and the American Rescue Plan. As Speaker, she led the Congress in passing historic laws to lower health care costs, rebuild infrastructure, support small businesses, and deliver assistance for students and veterans. A champion on climate, Pelosi delivered landmark investments to accelerate America’s transition to a clean energy future, while preserving the environment and advancing environmental justice. A defender of democracy, she led the House efforts to protect voting rights and create the bipartisan Select Committee to Investigate January 6th. For decades, Pelosi has been a powerful voice for human rights around the world.

Pelosi comes from a strong family tradition of public service. Married to Paul Pelosi, she is a proud mother of five and grandmother of nine.

Talks at Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2023