Margaret was born in New York City, USA in 1944. While she was a quiet and reserved this allowed her the privilege of broadening her mind, and gave her an intense interest in observing the world around her, particularly the behavior of women. She attended Trinity College in Washington and while being a practicing nun at Tarrytown Convent she received her B.A. in 1966. Then she went on to attend the University of Maryland M.S.W. in 1970. Margaret met Craig Simpson while at the university and they married in 1970. They went on to have two daughters: Annie and Nora. She then got her Masters in Social Work at UWO. Teaching was her passion and she went on to work at Fanshawe College in London. Some achievements that she is most proud of are her role in establishing the London Women’s Resource Centre, the Women’s Credit Union, Woman Power and Big Sisters. As well, she was a founding member of Women’s Workshop. Her passion for helping women to have greater opportunities and good health care and education makes Maragaret a woman that deserves a great deal of respect.