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ADVISORY: The Costs of Being a Woman

Washington, D.C. — The serious economic harms that the wage gap places on women and their families do not exist in a silo. From caregiving to health care costs and much more, the United States’ most pressing economic crises often fall most heavily on women, with those from marginalized communities struggling the most—especially low-income individuals and people of color.

To close out Women’s History Month, the Center for American Progress will host an event on March 29 to discuss the complex and multifaceted costs that women of all identities and experiences face in managing their households and to lift up the interventions from a variety of policy areas needed to improve women’s economic security in the long run.

If you have questions for our panel, please submit them on Twitter using the hashtag #CAPEvents or via email.

WHO:
Introductory remarks:
Mara Rudman, Executive Vice President of Policy, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Jennifer Klein, Co-Chair and Executive Director, White House Gender Policy Council

Panelists:
Anita Drever, Vice President of Research, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Munira Z. Gunja, Senior Researcher, International Program in Health Policy and Practice Innovations, The Commonwealth Fund

Cheryl L. Wade, Harold F. McNiece Professor of Law, St. John’s University School of Law

Betsey Stevenson, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Michigan

Moderator:
Maggie Jo Buchanan, Senior Director of the Women’s Initiative, Center for American Progress

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
Online only

WHERE: 
You must RSVP to watch the livestream event by clicking this link. An email will then be sent with instructions on how to watch.

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Julia Cusick at jcusick@americanprogress.org.