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50 Years Later: Women, Work & The Work Ahead


50 Years Later: Women, Work and the Work Ahead – A Symposium

On December 9 & 10, 2013, the Women’s Bureau will host a commemorative event for the 50th Anniversary of American Women: Report of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, 1963.

MONDAY, December 9

2:30 pm - Registration

3:00pm – 5:15pm
Welcome remarks by the Latifa Lyles, Acting Director, Women’s Bureau
Special Guest Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff to the First Lady and Executive Director of White House Council on Women and Girls 

Panel Discussion: 
Working Families

“Breadwinner” women and mothers and the realities of working families and caregivers, including workplace flexibility, leave options and childcare.

TUESDAY, December 10 – 8:30am – 4:15pm 

9:15 Remarks by Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez
Induction of Esther Peterson into the DOL Hall of Honor

12:15 pm - Boxed Lunch Provided
Lunch remarks by U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (Third District, Connecticut).

Panel Discussions: 
50 Years Later: A 21st Century Workforce

The status of women in today’s economy, including women’s labor force participation, changing demographics and new workplace realities.

Compensation, Earnings, and Equality
The continuing gender wage gap; occupational segregation; and the concentration of women in lower-paid and minimum wage occupations.

Worker Voice and Women’s Economic Advancement
Worker empowerment and collective bargaining in the workplace.

Over Her Lifetime
Career entry and advancement, occupational mobility and older workers.

There will be lots of opportunities for questions and interactions during the day.

US Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
Start Date:
Monday, December 9, 2013
End Date:
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Registration Opens:
Friday, November 1, 2013
Registration Closes:
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Contact Name:
Tonya Thompson
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