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Advancing Equity for African American Women in the Workforce

February 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Partner Event

You are invited to attend a community briefing on, Advancing Equity for African American Women in the Workforce. This is an opportunity to hear directly from senior leaders from across U.S. Department of Labor and other key agencies including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Small Business Administration, and the Chicago Federal Executive Board. We will also have a panel of experts working collaboratively with State and federal partners who will share promising practices.


Wendy Chun-Hoon, Director, Women’s Bureau

Gina Rodriguez, Regional Administrator, Women’s Bureau

Jason Palmer, Regional Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Rose Zibert, Acting Regional Administrator, Employment & Training Administration (ETA)

Zina L. Watkins, Regional Director, Job Corps

Dean Guido, Regional Director, Chicago Office of Apprenticeship

Jean Brown, Regional Administrator, VETS

Sheneen Ammons-Alexander, IL Assistant Director, VETS

William J. Donovan, Chicago Regional Administrator, Lisa Sciolaro, OSHA Region 5 Labor Liaison

Ryan Hodge, Kansas City Acting Regional Administrator, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Michael Lazzeri, Regional Administrator, Wage and Hour Division

Carmen Navarro, Regional Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

Regina Husar, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Outreach Education Coordinator

Bo Steiner, Small Business Administration, District Director

Edgar Delgado, Chicago Federal Executive Board, Executive Director

Danielle Atkinson, Mothering Justice, Founding Director

Cherita Ellens, Women Employed, President and CEO

Dorri McWhorter, YMCA of Metro Chicago, President and CEO

Nicole R. Robinson, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, CEO


February 18, 2022, 10 a.m.– Noon CST/ 11 a.m. EST-1 p.m.

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For questions or concerns please contact: Debby Pascal at [email protected].

Together, we will ensure more women, families, and communities can build their economic power and thrive.

All new or increased gifts will be matched by an anonymous donor!