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Saturday, October 22 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Elevating the Standing of Women

How is it that the ERA never passed? Why are under 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs women? How do we get more women into office? Is it time for all of this to change?  Join us for a discussion of policy and legal initiatives that can elevate all women, improve our political and financial institutions, and increase human happiness. Let’s make a plan for how we become the world we aspire to be. Hosted by Joan Blades, co-founder of Move On, Moms Rising and Living Room Conversations. With: Jessica Neuwirth, founder and Director of the ERA Coalition and Donor Direct Action; Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-founder and Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum; Betsy McKinney, founder and CEO of It’s Time Network.


Workshop Speakers
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Joan Blades

Joan Blades, founding partner of Living Room Conversations and co-founder of MomsRising.org and MoveOn.org, trained as an attorney/mediator, spent 10 years as a software entrepreneur and is also an artist, mother, and true believer in the power of citizens. She is the co-author o... Read More →
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Kimberlé Crenshaw

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia, co-founder/Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum, and founder/Executive Director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School, is a leading authority on Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, Critical Race Theory, and race, racism and the law. Her groundbreaking work on... Read More →
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Betsy McKinney

Betsy McKinney, a philanthropist and social entrepreneur, manages Faraway Foundation, a 501c3 private foundation, and is founder/CEO of It’s Time Network, a community of people and organizations working to achieve gender equality, evolve democracy and build fair economies that re... Read More →
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Jessica Neuwirth

Jessica Neuwirth, J.D., an award-winning women's rights lawyer and activist, who has worked for Amnesty International and various UN bodies and international human rights tribunals, is a co-founder and Honorary President of Equality Now, an international women's rights organizati... Read More →

Saturday October 22, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Manzanita Room