Center for American Progress

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Shining a Light on Older Women
Press Advisory

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Shining a Light on Older Women

Washington, D.C. — Over the next 10 years, older women are projected to be at the forefront of the U.S. economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 60 percent of the growth in the labor force this decade will come from workers ages 65 and older—an age group still commonly labeled “retirement age.” This aging population is predominantly female, as women currently make up the majority of U.S. adults older than age 55.

But too often, the experiences of women in this age range are missing from policy discussions.

In honor of Older Americans Month, please join the Center for American Progress to discuss the multitude of issues faced by older women—including health care, caregiving responsibilities, age discrimination, and poverty—and to explore solutions to improve the lives of older women.

Introductory remarks:

Emily Gee, Senior Vice President, Inclusive Growth, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

Tracey Gronniger, Managing Director, Economic Security, Justice in Aging
Denise Hyater-Lindenmuth, Executive Director, National Women’s Health Network
Naomi M. Stanhaus, Program Consultant, RRF Foundation for Aging


Maggie Jo Buchanan, Senior Director and Senior Legal Fellow, Women’s Initiative, Center for American Progress


May 23, 2023

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET


You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event.

If you have questions for our panel, please submit them via email at [email protected] or on Twitter using #CAPEvents.

For more information, please contact Sarah Nadeau at [email protected].

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