For 12 years she was Colorado’s first lady as wife of Governor Dick Lamm. Hostess extraordinaire, political strategist, wife, and mother, Lamm has also been a newspaper columnist, co-host of a television show, psychiatric social worker, airline flight attendant, feminist, environmentalist, mountain climber, skier, diver, jogger, a U.S. delegate to two United Nations conferences, and candidate for the United States Senate. She is currently a University Visiting Fellow at the University of Denver, where she teaches courses on leadership and risk-taking.
In 1994, Lamm was appointed by President Clinton as a delegate to the official U.S. delegation to the 1994 U.N. Conference on Population and Development in Cairo and to the 1995 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing. This political/negotiating experience prompted her to run for the U.S. Senate as Colorado’s Democratic nominee in 1998.
Having retired from teaching in 2006, Lamm still mentors young women considering political careers. She enjoys her three young grandsons, all of whom live in Denver, and in her spare time hikes, skis, swims, bikes and takes drawing lessons. Her latest book, Daddy on Board: Parenting Roles for the 21st Century, was published by Fulcrum Press in November 2007.
Presently Lamm works with a Philadelphia organization, ThirdPath Institute, which, through phone conferences, helps parents negotiate “shared care” of dependents and encourages businesses to become more family- friendly. Her latest interest is in boys: how they are falling behind academically, what this trend may mean and what can be done about it.more » « less