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WV Women Moving Forward to host virtual summit

Announcement for WV Women Moving Forward Virtual Summit

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WHAT: WV Women Moving Forward virtual summit to discuss women’s economic issues in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and how West Virginians can take a shared responsibility for meaningful, lasting change.

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to noon 

WHO: Hadeel Anabtawi, Tom Barkin, Gene Barr, Gloria Blackwell, Emily Calandrelli, Francesca Donner, Gordon Gee, Jerome Gilbert and Steve Roberts

 Read more about the speakers.

WHERE: Register for the online event.

NOTES: National and statewide trailblazers along with key supporters of economic equity will dial in to balancing work, education, dependent care and family needs. Workforce flexibility and the need to address equal pay for equal work will also be discussed.

West Virginia Women Moving Forward, West Virginia University, Marshall University, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation will host the event. 

See full event agenda: 

9 a.m. | Welcome
E. Gordon Gee, President, West Virginia University
Jerome A. Gilbert, President, Marshall University

9:10 a.m. | The 2020 effect on women’s economic issues and how to move ahead
Tom Barkin, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

9:35 a.m.| Capturing the true value of women at work
Gloria Blackwell, Senior Vice President of Fellowships and Programs, American Association of University Women

10 a.m. | Taking a Toll: The Pandemic's Effect on Women
Francesca Donner, Gender Director and Editor of In Her Words, The New York Times

10:50 a.m. | Stand in the place where you live: Developing solutions that really work for you
Hadeel Anabtawi, Founder, The Alchemist Lab 

11:15 a.m. | Learning Reimagined: Exciting kids to learn through the online world
Emily Calandrelli, Emmy-nominated TV host and author, Xploration Station and Emily's Wonder Lab

11:35 a.m. | The New Workforce: Meeting the moment and moving ahead
Gene Barr, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
Steve Roberts, President and CEO, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce



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