Washington D.C. – On Friday, March 7, 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 remarks by Val Demings, the first female chief of police and a panel discussion about the leadership issues facing women of color. Maya Harris will moderate a panel of experts about empowerment and agency, mentorship and executive presence, girlhood, young womanhood, the motherhood penalty, and the changing face of female influence.
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.
Neera Tanden, Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Val Demings, First Female Chief of Police, Orlando, Florida
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
Judy Warner, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Maya Harris, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund
March 7, 2014
10:00 a.m. ET – 11:30 a.m. ET
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m
Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005
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