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Rising Above the Shecession: Concrete Steps to Ensure Women Emerge Stronger

February 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

The latest jobs report shows that in December, 140,000 working people lost their jobs—and ALL of them were women, overwhelmingly Black and Brown.Join the Chicago Tribune’s Heidi Stevens and leaders from five Chicago organizations working in different arenas to put women on sound economic footing for a virtual panel event followed by smaller breakout sessions. We’ll look ahead to what needs to be done to ensure women, and especially women of color, can not only recover, but emerge from this “shecession” stronger than before. You’ll walk away with concrete actions you can take to help change policies, strengthen safety nets, improve workplaces, keep caregivers in the workforce, and foster your own success. You do not want to miss this event!

Panel Discussion: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. CT

Breakout Sessions: 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT

Moderator: Heidi Stevens, Columnist, Chicago Tribune

Panelists: Felicia Davis, President & CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women

Maria Doughty, CEO, The Chicago Network

Cherita Ellens, President & CEO, Women Employed

Karin Norington-Reaves, CEO, The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Annie Warshaw, CEO & Co-Founder, Mission Propelle

Presented by: Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, Chicago Foundation for Women, The Chicago Network, Mission Propelle, and Women Employed

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February 3, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
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Via Livestream
United States

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!