Women Working Ahead: An Economic Opportunity Agenda for Georgia Women

Thank you to our sponsors, speakers and guests for making Women Working Ahead: An Economic Opportunity Agenda for Georgia Women an incredible success! A recap of the Aug. 26 event hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta is available in case you couldn’t make it. And explore a recap of supporters thoughts, tweets and remarks from the event.

Women represent a majority of Georgia’s adult population and nearly half of the state’s workforce. In more than half of all Georgia households with children, women are primary or co-breadwinners.

The forum highlighted barriers that Georgia women face and the tremendous potential benefits to Georgia if we eliminate those barriers. National and local leaders discussed policy solutions to unlock the potential for Georgia women and put them on a path to economic security.

Agenda Recap

9:30 – 9:40 a.m. – Welcome remarks: GBPI Executive Director Taifa Smith Butler

9:40 – 10:15 a.m. – Opening keynote: Ms. Foundation for Women CEO Teresa Younger

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – “Women Working Ahead: An Economic Opportunity Agenda for Georgia Women,” GBPI’s research presentation by Senior Policy Analyst Melissa Johnson (download slides)

10:30-10:50 a.m. – “The Status of Women in the States: Research, Trends and Movement,” by Institute for Women’s Policy Research Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Chandra Childers (download slides)

11:05 a.m. – noon – Panel discussion featuring regional leaders: Families First CEO Kim Anderson, Gas South CEO Kevin Greiner and Program Analyst for the Atlanta office of the U.S Dept. of Labor Women’s Bureau Marlaina Guillaume. Moderated by WABE reporter Elly Yu.

12 p.m. – Luncheon keynote: Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin

1 – 1:15 p.m. Closing remarks

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Statement of Commitment

Did you get a chance to fill out a statement of commitment to move this agenda forward? If not, please use this form to share how you intend to support #WomenWorkingAhead.

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Atlanta Community Food Bank
Working Poor Families Project
Bryan Cave
United Way of Greater Atlanta
Goodwill of North Georgia
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

Lois and Larry Frank

Women’s Community Leadership Alliance

A Partnership of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Junior League of Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta

Lucy Vance

Kathy B. Ashe

Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Ann Rosewater

Bondurant Mixson & Elmore

Theisen Consulting LLC

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