Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: CAP to Host Discussion on Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: CAP to Host Discussion on Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay

Washington, D.C. — Upholding the core principle of equal pay for equal work stands at the heart of the nation’s commitment to equality and fairness. Yet women consistently identify the lack of equal pay as a top concern that erodes their economic security and perpetuates unfairness in the workplace.

On Thursday, April 14, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion on the work that remains to make the promise of equal pay a reality. Panelists will discuss the actionable steps that can be taken in order to strengthen existing protections, improve workplace practices, and move closer to closing the stubbornly persistent wage gap. The discussion will focus on strategies to eliminate discriminatory pay practices and promote greater transparency; help workers make more informed decisions about their pay; assist employers that want to improve their pay practices; and ensure that federal enforcement agencies have the investigatory tools they need to root out discrimination in the workplace.


Featured panelists:
Jenny Yang, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Deborah Thompson Eisenberg, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
René Redwood, CEO, Redwood Enterprise LLC; former Executive Director, Federal Glass Ceiling Commission
Debbie Mesloh, Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, Gap, Inc.

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


Thursday, April 14, 2016
11:30 a.m. ET – 12:30 p.m. ET


Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005


RSVP to attend this event
Space is extremely limited. RSVP required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

For more information or to speak to an expert, contact Chelsea Kiene at or 202.478.5328.