Organizing for Action-Fort Bend: Women’s Equality Summit

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A rude dude named Harvey interupted us, as usual, but cannot stop us.

We are back on and want to see you at the Women’s Equality Summit.

GENERAL Sessions:

Leadership Opportunities: From the classroom to the boardroom, meet women who have shattered the glass ceiling. Learn how you can too from local community and corporate America leaders.

MODERATOR: Hope Williams, OFA, Issues Lead

PANELIST– Fredericka Phillips: 61st Civil Court Judge and Vice President, Texas Democratic Party

Equal Pay for Equal Work: Learn the facts about the wage gap. Also, learn employment package negotiation best practice strategies from corporate and education leaders.

MODERATORLaquitta “Sarah” DeMerchant. OFA-Fort Bend, Chapter Lead

BREAKOUT Sessions:

Reproductive Rights– Women’s reproductive rights are perpetually under attack, especially in Texas. We need to be armed with the knowledge and resources to fight back!

MODERATOR: Erica Barbee, OFA-Fort Bend, Data Lead

The Status quo and the future of Millennial and Generation Z: Millennial now surpass Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, and Generation Z are now beginning to graduate high school and weigh in at seventy million and growing. They are not only our future but also our present!

MODERATORIvan Sanchez, Founder and President, Houston Millennials

Overcoming the Rape Epidemic on College Campuses: Around 1 in 5 women experience sexual assault at college. Unfortunately, between issues with defining “rape”, lack of interest in taking victim’s cases by prosecutors, lenient sentences for convicted rapists and lack of action taken by colleges and universities…. we have a lot of work to do in order to break the cycle of sexual violence among young people in the U.S.

MODERATORIrene Tucker OFA-Fort Bend, Training Lead

Women in STEM: Women make up 47 percent of the total U.S. workforce, but are much less represented in science & engineering occupations. They comprise 39 percent of chemists and material scientists, 28 percent of environmental scientists and geoscientists, 16 percent of chemical engineers and just 12 percent of civil engineers. There’s not one major hurdle to overcome, but hundreds. But if we take it one step at a time, they can all be overcome.

MODERATOR: Mia Smith: Founder and CEO, Xpanding US

PANELIST: Christy Poisot, President of the Filipino American National Historical Society – Houston TX and fellow of The Asian Pacific American Women Leadership Institute (APAWLI) of the Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW).

**Moderators and panelists will be updated as we receive confirmations.

PLATINUM PARTNER: Women’s Voice for Better America

ON-SITE FOOD TRUCK: Anna’s Gourmet


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