Last Friday we held our fall policy forum, and over 150 attendees left the event ready to take action to expand economic opportunity for women.
Attendees heard from our keynote, banking expert and UC Irvine law professor Mehrsa Baradaran. She presented a historical look at how financial institutions have left women and people of color behind. In conversation with GBPI Executive Director Taifa Smith Butler, she talked about opportunities to overcome those barriers.
Rose Scott of WABE’s “Closer Look” news program moderated our panel on how to expand economic opportunity for Georgia women. The panel featured Elise Blasingame, Executive Director at Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia; Leng Leng Chancey, National Executive Director at 9to5 and Tamieka Mosley of Grantmakers for Southern Progress. They looked at critical challenges facing women in Georgia and how women can mobilize to overcome them.
Photos of the event are here.
GBPI’s senior policy Alex Camardelle also presented his new report, “Women-Powered Prosperity,” an intersectional look at harnessing the economic power of Georgia women.
You can see his presentation here.
A special thanks to the Atlanta Women’s Foundation for making Women-Powered Prosperity possible. Thank you to the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, where we held the event, and to all of our sponsors and hosts.
Asian-Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta
Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce