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Blind Spots and Double Binds: The Leadership Issues for Women of Color

March 7, 2014, 10:00am ET - 11:30am ET

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About This Event

The lack of women of color in many of the traditional positions of power and authority in America is a story that has been largely lost in our national conversation about women's leadership. In the media, in academic research, and in the business world, white women and their experiences often become stand-ins for all women. Ignored are the ways that racial or ethnic stereotypes can compound—and complicate—the challenges posed by gender bias. The result, until now, has been a discussion riddled with blind spots.

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for the release of "Women's Leadership: What's True, What's False, and Why It Matters," featuring a panel discussion that will seek to shine a spotlight on all we have not been talking about when we talk about women’s leadership. Maya Harris will speak with our panel of experts about empowerment and agency, mentorship and executive presence, girlhood, young womanhood, the motherhood penalty, and the changing face of female influence.

Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Keynote speaker:
Val Demings, First Female Chief of Police, Orlando, Florida

Featured speakers:
Ella L.J. Edmondson Bell, Associate Professor, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College; Founder and President, ASCENT
Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
Diana Hwang, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative
Cristina Lopez, President, CL Consulting; former president, National Hispana Leadership Institute
Judy Warner, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Moderated by:
Maya Harris, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.

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Center for American Progress Action Fund
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Washington, D.C. 20005

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