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Making Research Count for Women: Launching the Next 25 Years (May 22, 2013)

When May 22, 2013
from 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where AFL-CIO, Washington, DC
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The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) celebrated its first 25 years of making research count for women on May 22, 2013. The event included an afternoon symposium from of panels on the current and future status of women in the United States and abroad, and was followed by a keynote given by Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank.

The event ended with a\n evening reception kicking 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”


Continue the conversation and celebration on Twitter: #IWPR25

Join these sponsors in helping IWPR launch the next 25 years
of making research count for women:

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