August 21, 2014
I will be
hosting my final Women�s Issues Conference on Saturday, September 13th
at 9:00 AM.
Our keynote speaker will be Neera Tanden,
President of the Center for American Progress. Named one of the
�Most Influential Women in Washington� by National Journal, she has
served in both the Obama and Clinton administrations.
year's event will highlight women�s economic issues and work/family
policy. Last June, President Obama called on federal agencies to offer
workers more flexible work schedules at the White House Summit on Work
and Families, but family-friendly policies like compulsory paid sick
leave or paid maternity or paternity leave are still not mandated by
We've made remarkable progress on women's
economic issues in recent years. The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
allows greater flexibility in pursuing discrimination claims and President
Obama signed a new executive order guaranteeing women equal pay from
federal contractors. Thanks to these measures the pay gap is
beginning to shrink.
Our informational booths that kick
off the event will offer health screenings and feature a range of
local non-profits who provide services to women. You will also be
able to take home a free digital copy of your professional
After hearing from Neera Tanden on the women's pay gap and
work and family policy, a series of breakout seminars on a range of
topics impacting women will be held. These
Building Your Network and Your
Getting to Equality in the
Perfect Your Interview Skills in 50
Understanding the Affordable Care
I hope you can join me on September 13th.
Bagels, coffee, and juice will be served in the morning, followed by
a pizza lunch.
Please register online through my
website at www.moran.house.gov or email
James P. Moran