Broad coalition of organizations and lawmakers convene Women’s Economic Security Summit

Saint Paul, Minnesota – There are too many barriers holding Minnesota women back. From wages and benefits to work-family balance to caring for children and families, women face unique economic challenges. This Thursday, a broad coalition of organizations and legislators will convene the Minnesota’s Women’s Economic Summit to discuss these issues and public policy to improve the lives, not only of women, but of all Minnesotans.

The full agenda for the Woman’s Economic Summit is attached.

What: Women’s Economic Security Summit

When: Thursday, January 30th 8:30 – Noon

Where: Best Western Kelly Inn, 161 St. Anthony Ave. St. Paul,Minnesota

Speakers/Panels:

8:30 am — Release of Report “Status of Women & Girls in Minnesota” Debra Fitzpatrick, Director, Center on Women and Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

8:50 am — Speaker Paul Thissen, Unveils Women’s Economic Security Act legislation

9:05 am — Work-Life Balance (Panel) Rep. John Lesch, Rep. Rena Moran, Sen. Melissa Franzen (invited)

10:15 am — Equity and Economic Security (Panel) Rep. Ryan Winkler, Sen. Carla Nelson, Sen. Sandy Pappas

11:15 am — Women and Economic Growth MN DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben

11:30 am — A Promising Future for Women in Minnesota Rep. Erin Murphy, House Majority Leader, Sen. Katie Sieben, Senate Assistant Majority Leader

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