Center for American Progress

: Work-Family Challenges Facing Women of Color
Past Event

Work-Family Challenges Facing Women of Color

The public narrative about work-family balance is too often reduced to quick sound bites and images that communicate a narrow vision of which women deserve attention and what problems they face. The result is a discussion that is at times simplistic and noninclusive—one that leaves out the diverse voices of many women from different backgrounds, particularly women of color, who are grappling with similar problems. This event will bring together experts to discuss how to achieve a more inclusive conversation about work-family conflicts that is reflective of the diverse experiences of all women and what policy solutions are needed to improve the lives of women and their families.

Featured speakers:
Jenny R. Yang, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Adriana Kugler, Professor and Vice-Provost for Faculty, Georgetown University
Kuae Mattox, National President, Mocha Moms

Moderated by:
Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress