Center for American Progress

: 4 Generations of American Women: Great Progress, Persistent Challenges
Past Event


4 Generations of American Women: Great Progress, Persistent Challenges

Multiple generations of women play an active role in our society. All age groups agree on the need for more female leadership—and yet, for women of different cohorts, the word “leadership” can mean very different things. Differences in language, context, cultural references, and sense of history can impede collaboration across generations on gender-equity issues.

How do we speak about our goals and aspirations? How differently do we understand ourselves as women in the workplace and in society? How can we better communicate and collaborate? What can the rising generation of aspiring female leaders learn from those further along their career trajectories—and vice versa?

Please join the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association for a panel discussion that will explore these questions from a multigenerational perspective.

Introduction:
Princess Moss, Secretary-Treasurer, National Education Association

Featured panelists:
Judith Lichtman, former President and current Senior Advisor, National Partnership for Women & Families
Olivia Ortiz, Campaign Coordinator, Know Your IX
Katha Pollitt, columnist, The Nation
Amy Richards, Co-founder, Soapbox Inc.

Moderated by:
Judith Warner, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress