Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Supreme Court Expert and PBS NewsHour Regular to Address 1,000 Business, Education, and Community Leaders in Chicago

Marcia Coyle to keynote The Working Lunch, Women Employed’s signature event

(Chicago) – On May 11th, The National Law Journal Chief Washington Correspondent Marcia Coyle will deliver the keynote address at The Working Lunch, Women Employed’s signature annual event. Each year, The Working Lunch brings together advocates, business and civic leaders, and public officials in support of improved economic opportunities and increased access to education for working women.

A lawyer and a journalist, Marcia Coyle has covered the Supreme Court for more than 25 years and is the author of The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution. Coyle is a regular on the PBS NewsHour and has written for publications ranging from Vogue to the New York Times Book Review. Her reporting has garnered numerous national journalism awards, including the George Polk Award for legal reporting and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for outstanding investigative reporting.

During her address, Coyle will share her insights on the current Supreme Court controversy and its implications for women. She will also reflect on how recent actions by the Supreme Court have changed the landscape for working women, from decisions related to pregnancy discrimination to verdicts regarding health care and voting rights.

“Marcia Coyle has unique insights into the workings of the highest court in our nation, whose decisions affect all women's lives,” Executive Director Anne Ladky stated. “She has spent most of her career helping the public understand the Supreme Court and why their decisions matter, and in this critical time for the Court, her perspective is particularly valuable. We’re very excited that she is joining us at The Working Lunch.

The event will kick off with a networking session from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, and the program will run from 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago.

Many thanks to our generous Visionary sponsors, Allstate Insurance Company and ComEd, and to Southwest, the official airline of Women Employed.

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