For too many women, the challenge of making ends meet and caring for their families is a day-to-day struggle. Unfortunately, their challenges are not new. Despite progress, women too frequently continue to earn less than men, face penalties or stereotypes because of caregiving responsibilities, lack access to strong workplace policies that offer greater flexibility and paid leave options, and are shut out of leadership or advancement opportunities. What has changed over time is that more and more women are now breadwinners—nearly 6 out of 10 women are the primary, sole, or co-provider for their family. This means that the challenges facing women in the workplace and beyond have consequences, not only for them but also their families.
Despite these shifting economic realities, our public policies have been slow to change. Please join us for a discussion about the solutions that are critical to ensuring we all move forward together to make real progress in achieving economic security for women, men, and working families across the nation.
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Rhionnan Broschat, Chicago, Illinois
Shawnta Jones, Maryland