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Policies to Promote Women's Economic Opportunity

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Oberndorf Event Center, North Building Room 302

Registration is closed. 

On October 19, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, LeanIn.Org, and Stanford Law School will co-host a forum at Stanford University exploring public policies to promote women’s economic opportunity.

The forum will include a fireside chat with Facebook chief operating officer and LeanIn.Org founder Sheryl Sandberg and remarks by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin and Stanford Law School Dean M. Elizabeth Magill. The forum will also feature three moderated roundtable discussions on topics including: advancing women’s participation in the workforce; expanding access to affordable, high-quality childcare; and building lifelong economic security.

In conjunction with this event, The Hamilton Project at Brookings will release a new book entitled The 51%: Driving Growth through Women’s Economic Participation, which consists of policy proposals on a range of topics including: expanding access to paid sick leave, parental leave, and childcare; promoting fair scheduling and pay transparency; safeguarding the economic security of older women; and improving tax incentives for working women. The event will also include discussion of LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace 2017, a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America.

9:30 am Registration Opens

10:00 am Opening Remarks M. Elizabeth Magill – Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean, Stanford Law School Robert E. Rubin – Former U.S. Treasury Secretary; Co-Chair Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations

10:15 am Roundtable: Making Work Pay: Advancing Women’s Participation in the Labor Force Debra Ness – National Partnership for Women and Families Heather Boushey – Washington Center for Equitable Growth Laphonza Butler – SEIU Local 2015 Jesse Rothstein – University of California, Berkeley Moderator: Marne Levine – Instagram

11:15 am Break 11:25 am Roundtable: Expanding Access to Affordable, High-Quality Child Care Aparna Mathur – American Enterprise Institute Ingrid Mezquita – First 5 San Francisco Cheryl Polk – HighScope Educational Research Foundation Elizabeth Cascio – Dartmouth College Moderator: Diane Schanzenbach – Northwestern University

12:25 pm Buffet Luncheon

1:00 pm Framing Remarks Deborah Rhode – Stanford Law School

1:10 pm Roundtable: Building Lifelong Economic Security The Honorable Anna Eshoo – U.S. Representative, The 18th District of California Nancy McPherson – AARP California Karen Dynan – Harvard University Sara LaLumia – Williams College Moderator: Jay Shambaugh – The Hamilton Project; The Brookings Institution

2:05 pm Research Presentation: Women in the Workplace 2017 Rachel Thomas – LeanIn.Org

2:15 pm Fireside Chat: What Can Employers do to Support Women in the Workforce? Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook; Founder, LeanIn.Org Moderator: Shelley J. Correll – Stanford University

3:00 pm  Forum Adjourns

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