Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Women Employed's Annual Luncheon to Celebrate 40 Years of Progress For Women

Dr. Stephanie Coontz and Anne Ladky to keynote The Working Lunch, bringing together over one thousand business and civic leaders


CHICAGO—Women Employed will celebrate 40 years of opening doors, breaking barriers, and creating fairer workplaces for women on May 14 at its premier annual event, The Working Lunch.  Keynote speakers Dr. Stephanie Coontz, a nationally renowned author and frequent contributor to the New York Times, and Anne Ladky, founding member and Executive Director of Women Employed, will share their unique perspectives on the progress women have made over the last four decades and the challenges that remain.

Coontz is a noted historian and the author of several best-selling books on American families including her latest, A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s. A frequent guest on national television and radio, Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and serves as co-chair of the National Council on Contemporary Families.

Ladky, founding member and current Executive Director of Women Employed, is a nationally recognized expert on women's economic issues, and has played a leadership role in key advances in equal opportunity, fair employment, and work-family policy for the past four decades.

“This year is going to be a celebration of the advances women have achieved over the last 40 years,” Executive Director Anne Ladky stated. “The Working Lunch is the place where people come together and get inspired to make a difference—we’ll be looking forward to getting people involved and being the vehicle for the next 40 years of change for working women.”  

The Working Lunch is Women Employed’s premier annual event, bringing together supporters, advocates, business leaders and public officials in support of improved economic opportunities and increased access to education for working women. The event will be held from 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. in the International Ballroom of the Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

About Women Employed
Women Employed mobilizes people and organizations to expand educational and employment opportunities for America’s working women. Founded in 1973, this year we celebrate four decades of opening doors, breaking barriers, and creating fairer workplaces for women. For more information, visit www.womenemployed.org.

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