Making Research Count for Women: Launching the Next 25 Years (May 22, 2013)
May 22, 2013
from 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM
|Where||AFL-CIO, Washington, DC|
|Contact Name||Caroline Dobuzinskis|
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**Please note the change in date to May 22, 2013.**
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) will celebrate its first 25 years of making research count for women on May 22, 2013. The event will include an afternoon symposium from 3:00-6:00 p.m. of panels on the current and future status of women in the United States and abroad, followed by a special keynote at 6:00 p.m. by Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank.
Following the keynote, there will be an evening reception to kick off the next era of informing policy, inspiring change, and improving lives.
6:00 p.m. - Evening Keynote Speaker
Rebecca Blank, Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Keynote address: “Empowering Women in the Economy.”
4:30 p.m. – Afternoon Keynote Speaker
Cindy Estrada,Vice President of the International Union, United Auto Workers (UAW). Keynote address: “Organizing Women Workers for Equality.”
3:05 p.m. – Opening Keynote Speaker
Dr. Heidi Hartmann, IWPR President.Keynote address: "What Have We Learned at IWPR About Achieving Economic and Political Equality for Women?"
3:20 p.m. – Panel 1: Achieving Economic Equality
- Bryce Covert (moderator) Economic Policy Editor with ThinkProgress and contributor to The Nation.
- Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT).
“An Economic Agenda for Women’s Equality”
- Avis Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D., President & CEO of Incite Unlimited, LLC, and host of "Focus Point with Avis Jones-DeWeever" on NPR.
“The Contribution of Education to Women’s Equality”
- Karen Peetz, President & CEO, Bank of New York Mellon.
“Achieving Equality in the Global Workforce”
4:45 p.m. – Panel 2: Achieving Political Equality
- Martha Burk, Ph.D., author, co-founder of the Center for Advancement of Public Policy, Ms. Magazine Money Editor, and anchor of "Equal Time with Martha Burk" (moderator).
- Siobhan "Sam" Bennett,President & CEO of the Women's Campaign Fund.
“Recruiting and Training Women to Run”
- Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI).
“Running for Congress: What It's Like”
- Michele Swers, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Government with Georgetown University and author of The Difference Women Make: The Policy Impact of Women in Congress.
“Why It Matters and the Ways to Get There”
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