Connie Cordovilla serves as the treasurer of Virginia NOW, Inc. She is the organization’s immediate past president. She also serves as the co-president of the Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues. As the Assistant Director of the Human Rights and Community Relations Department for the American Federation of Teachers, where she worked for thirty years, she addressed women’s rights issues and LGBTQIA+ interests, as well as human trafficking prevention. She is lifetime member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, Pride at Work, National Organization for Women and the National Council of Negro Women.
Issues of gender equity have always been a primary concern to her both as a young woman growing up in pre-Title IX America when she was told that “nice girls don’t go into engineering,” and for her two daughters as they chose STEM-related careers. Ms. Cordovilla believes strongly that voting power, whether local, state or federal, has been the key to pressing for equity. She has served as an election officer in Fairfax County for the last twenty years.
Active in her local community, she is the president of the Friends of Pimmit Barn, Inc., a nonprofit organization working to save the last dairy barn inside the Beltway. She is a proud Lion in the Vienna Host Lions Club and is president of that club for the 2022-2023 year.