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2009 National Allii a n ce for Partnerships in Equity and W o m en Work! Professional D e v e lopment Institute PARTNERS on the PATH to EQUITY h 0 March 29 - April 1, 2009 v Mov i n g Together Toward Equity n in E ducation and Employment the EQU Wel Welco Dear Colleagues and Friends, On behalf of the National Alliance for Partnerships in clients – and in turn, we hope that you will educate Equity (NAPE) and Women Work! The National Network your policymakers in Congress and in your home for Women’s Employment, it is our pleasure to welcome communities about them. There will also be a chance to you to Partners on the Path to Equity – our second joint meet and network with colleagues, as well as show your Professional Development Institute. support of NAPE and Women Work!, during this year’s Silent Auction. We recognize that many of you have overcome significant barriers to be with us; we have worked hard Since we last met, many changes and challenges have to make the next few days worth your efforts. occurred both on the federal level and in each of your individual states. It is our hope and the goal of both It is always a pleasure to reconnect with colleagues NAPE and Women Work! that you receive valuable tools throughout the country. The changes underway in the for meeting both the challenges currently before you current economy have made it all the more imperative and those you will face once we part ways. What was that we come together around new solutions and best said last year remains true – in the enduring struggle for practices. This will be highlighted in the Weathering economic equity, our greatest resource is each other, the Storm session and will also be a theme running and we look forward to strengthening the connections throughout our work here. This year’s workshops among our network of members. include a wide range of experts and advocates from education, workforce development, and direct-service Sincerely, communities. Their presentations will enlighten us in our own work, but will also inform our discussion. Professional development is once again foundational Sandra McGarraugh to this year’s programming, but there are several Chair, Women Work! Board of Directors additional opportunities of which you can take full advantage. The 2009 Advocacy Day theme, New Directions in Education and Labor Policy, underscores the opportunities that present themselves with a new Congress and a new Presidential Administration. We Julia Martas hope to inform you about existing and forthcoming President, programs and policies that can help you serve your National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Schedule at a Glance ........................ 1 Event Descriptions ....................... 10-11 Tuesday & Wednesday Special Features .................................. 3 Woman of Vision ............................... 12 Leading the Way................................. 4 Closing Speaker ................................ 13 Sponsors and Donors .......................... 7 Local Transportation/Hotel Map Event Descriptions ............................ 8-9 ............................................. Back Cover Sunday and Monday # S 2 3 Presidential Hallway 2. Madison 6. Wilson 1 Rooms: 3. Monroe 7. Harrison Presidential Hallway 1. Business Center 5. Van Buren 8. Jackson 4 5 6 7 8 Sunday, March 29, 2009 Lobby Potomac View Wilson Harrison Jackson 7 - 9:00 am Registration Cyber Cafe 9 am - 2:30 pm Registration Women Work! Pre-Conference: Cyber Cafe Board of Directors Five-Step Program Meeting Improvement Process goes until 4:30 pm goes until 3 pm 2:30 - 3 pm Registration Pre-Conference: Tools Cyber Cafe to Plan a Secure Future goes until 4:30 pm 0 3 - 4:30 pm Registration NAPE Education Cyber Cafe Foundation Board Meeting goes until 7:00 pm 4:30-5 pm Registration Cyber Cafe 7 - 9: 00 pm STEM Equity Pipeline Dessert Reception - Invited Guests Only - Potomac View - 14th ﬂoor, South Tower Monday, March 30, 2009 Lobby Crystal Monroe Van Buren Wilson Harrison Jackson Ballroom 7 - 9:00 am Registration Resource Cyber Cafe Room Breakfast 9 - 9:15 am Registration Welcome Resource Cyber Cafe Room 9:25-10:30 am Registration Corporate Resource Microsoft Cyber Cafe Roundtables Room Roundtable 10:45-12:15 Registration Resource Legal Rights and Just Say No to Today’s Working Employing Sector Cyber Cafe Room Policy Protections for Stereotypes: Women in Partnerships to p Workshops Victims of Domestic Strategies for Transition: Current Achieve Gains for Session I Violence Changing Resources and Women Workers Unconscious Initiatives at the US Bias Dept of Labor 12:30 - Registration Woman of Resource 1:45 pm Cyber Cafe Vision Room Luncheon 2 - 3:30 pm Registration Resource Weathering the Women in Mentoring and Case Studies: Cyber Cafe Room Storm: Facilitated Technology: Mythbusting: State Efforts to p Workshops Roundtable Building an Promoting Gender Promote Equitable Session II Discussions Effective Equity in Emerging Representation in Addressing the Pipeline Technologies the Classroom and Impact of the from STEM in the Workplace Current Economic Education to Crisis the Workforce 3:45 - 5:15 Registration Resource We are IT: Ohio’s Employment A Hand Up: pm Cyber Cafe Room Statewide Initiative Challenges for Helping to Expand Women’s Women Veterans Disadvantaged Workshops Entry into IT Fields Women Find Session III Financial Security Later in Life 6:00 pm Silent Auction and Reception - Jefferson Room - 15th ﬂoor, South Tower 7 - 9:00 pm Women Work! Board of Directors and Corporate Board of Advisors Dinner 1 t. cont. Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Lobby Washington Ballroom Monroe Lower Lobby Capitol Hill 7 - 8:00 am Registration Resource Room Cyber Cafe 8 - 9:30 am Registration Breakfast Resource Room Cyber Cafe & Overview 9:30 - 10:00 am 00 Registration Resource Room Bus Loading Cyber Cafe & Transportation 11 am - 12:30 pm Registration Resource Room Congressional Brieﬁng Cyber Cafe 12:30 - 1 pm 2 12:30 Registration Resource Room Congressional Awards Cyber Cafe 1 - 2:00 pm Registration Resource Room Lunch on the Hill Cyber Cafe on your own 2 - 5:30 pm Registration Resource Room Individual Hill Visits Cyber Cafe Showtime 7:30 pm An Evening at the Theatre: “Crowns”- Discount tickets purchased with registration only - contact theatre for ticket availability Presidential Hallway Rooms: 5. Van Buren 2 3 1. Business Center 6. Wilson 1 2. Madison 7. Harrison Presidential Hallway 3. Monroe 8. Jackson 4 5 6 7 8 Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Lobby Washington Monroe Van Buren Wilson Harrison Jackson Ballroom 7 - 8:00 am Registration Resource NAPE Executive Cyber Cafe Room Committee Meeting at 7:30 8 - 8:30 am Breakfast Resource Registration Room Cyber Cafe 8:30 - 10 am Registration Resource Women Work! State NAPE Cyber Cafe Room Afﬁliate Leadership Membership Meeting Meeting 10:15 - 11:45 Registration Resource Focus Your Future: Infrastructure Young Women Forging New am Cyber Cafe Room Recruiting for Girls Renewal: Creating with Disabilities Paths: Women in High School Opportunities for take Charge in Construction Workshops Engineering Pre-Apprenticeship Through and Green Session IV Programs Training Self-Directed Jobs Employment Noon - Registration Closing 1:30 pm Cyber Cafe Luncheon 1:30 - 6 pm STEM Equity Pipeline Leadership Institute NAPE charges an additional $75 for this event 6 - 9:00 pm STEM Equity Pipeline Leadership Institute continues with Dinner - Jefferson - 15th ﬂoor, South Tower 2 # S Resource Room An Evening of Theatre Stop by the Resource Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Room to gather Join other PDI participants and guests for an evening introductory information at the Lincoln Theatre and materials about for the hit musical organizations present at Crowns. Come see the PDI. Help others learn the crowns worn by about your organization the “hat queens” of by providing information the South – women and materials yourself. whose storied lives are woven into the straw, silk, wool, and Cyber Café lace that adorn their Located by the registration heads. Discount tickets desk in the Washington were sold at the time Ballroom Foyer, the Cyber of registration and Café will help you keep in will be distributed at touch with home and the the theatre. You can office while you’re away, contact the theatre for without having to miss a other ticket availability moment of professional at 202-488-3300. To development. travel with the group please meet in the lobby at 6:15 sharp to make the 6:30 shuttle. Door Prize Metro fare is $2.10 As if the valuable content wasn’t reason enough to each way. attend PDI sessions, there is also a chance to win a fantastic door prize. Don’t forget, though, you must be present to win! Early Check Out Don’t want to miss a session, but need to check out? Don’t Silent Auction worry. You can check out Monday, March 30 early at the front desk or by Connect or reconnect using the TV in your room. with your colleagues and Just leave your bags at the friends from around the bell stand and get back country while shopping for to the programming and unique and exciting items professional development. like airline tickets, artwork, homemade goods, and hotel stays. In the Jefferson Room, you can enjoy light refreshments and incredible views of Washington, DC without missing a bid. All proceeds from the Silent Auction support the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation and Women Work!. 3 the U EQU Moving g Moving Together Toward Equity in Education and Employment Mov ng e w d i c n d p m Women Work! The National Network for Women’s The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity is a Employment advances economic justice and equality for consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and women. Since 1978, the Network has assisted more than 10 national organizations that collaborate to create equitable million women to successfully enter, re-enter, and advance and diverse classrooms and workplaces where there are no in the workforce. Through supporting, advocating, and barriers to opportunities. advancing women’s economic self-sufﬁciency, Women Work! members strengthen families and communities. Women Work! National Staff JoAnne Lyons Wooten Tiffany Boiman Helen Luryi Sarah Rose-Jensen President & Director of Programs & Policy Public Policy Manager Membership & Chief Executive Officer Field Services Manager Amy Dudas Vrae McNeil A.J. Barks Public Policy Intern Office Manager Audie Shushan Communications & Communications Intern Tamika Hodnett-Johnston Jill Miller Membership Manager Senior Development Manager Senior Advisor for Corporate Sana Waqar Relations & Development Membership & Field Services Intern Board of Directors Sandra McGarraugh Marsha Mortimore Cindie Alwood DiAnn Kothe Chair Albany, NY Lansing, MI Sioux Falls, SD Delanson, NY Northeast General Northwest Ann Petter Vanessa Nelson-Reed Melissa Gregory Marlene Seltzer Vice Chair Columbia, SC Wichita, KS Boston, MA Hudson, MA Southeast General General Ina Fernàndez Kelly Kupcak Barbara Twitchell Lois Schiappa Treasurer Cleveland, OH Reno, NV Sudbury, MA Fairfax, VA General General General Corporate Board of Advisors Frito-Lay biogen idec SBLI USA Mutual Life 2wo One 2wo Group CBA Co-Chair Lynn Difinizio Insurance Co., Inc. Troy Moore Barbara Buchanan Director, Statistical Programming Nanci Tolk Chief Executive Officer Vice President, Vice President, Operations Inova Health System Corporate Communications Information Technology Panasonic Corporation Mariam Eisenberg, Association of America of North America Continental Airlines Senior Vice President - Operations Phil Bond Felicia Daniels CBA Co-Chair President & CEO Promotion Manager The Stop & Shop Marilyn “Penny” Joseph Supermarket Company LLC Merrill Lynch Director, Corporate Verizon Jeanine Jones Westina Matthews Shatteen Outreach Programs Tammie Cottom Director of Diversity Managing Director Vice President, Nuance Communications Gerlach Real Estate Community Leadership Strategy Regional Operating Systems Susan Hunt & 3 Twins Construction & Business Development Vice President, Procter & Gamble Beauty Colleen M. Lee Tyco International Communications Division Cheryl Hudgins Williams Realtor & Owner Karen L. 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Youngblood Vice President Strategic Chief Executive Officer Resourcing 4 National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity NAPE National Staff Joyce Ayers Holly Blue Fern Bowling Mimi Lufkin Manager of Finance Manager of Communications Director of Policy Chief Executive Officer & Administration & Member Services & Programs Executive Committee Mimi Lufkin Lou Ann Hargrave Marnie Jain Mary Bunn Chief Executive Office President Elect Member at Large Member at Large Stillwater, OK Malden, MA Salem, OR Cochranville, PA Debra Huber Debbie Hopper Nora Pugh-Seemester Julia Martas Past President Member at Large CTEEC President President Bismarck, ND Springfield, IL Oklahoma City, OK CTEEC President-Elect Barbara Bitters Shelby Frame, RN, BSN Washington, DC Treasurer Member at Large Madison, WI Pierre, SD Education Foundation Board Mary Wiberg Jocelyn Riley Barbara Orwig Judith D’Amico President Madison, WI Overland Park, KS Rancho Cordova, CA Sacramento, CA Jan Huss Gary Waters C. Deanna Lewis Raelene Sanders Treasurer Las Vegas, NV Washington, DC Tacoma, WA Omaha, NE Fern Bowling Jocelyn Samuels Catherine Didion Sandra Westlund-Deenihan Secretary Washington, DC Washington, DC Schaumburg, IL Stillwater, OK National Advisory Board Carroll McGillin Claudia Morrell James R. Stone Cisco Networking Academy Program Maryland Women in Technology National Research Center for Jill Miller Career & Technical Education Women Work! Bridget Brown Leroy Tripette Barbara Bitters National Association of Workforce Intel Corporation Diane Matt Development Professionals Women in Engineering Association for Gender Equity Jan Bray Samuel Truesdale ProActive Network Leadership in Education Rolls-Royce Corporation Association for Career Mary Wiberg Connie Cordovilla and Technical Education Virginia Stern American Federation of Teachers NAPE Education Foundation Joan Kuriansky American Association for Harilyn Rousso Wider Opportunities for Women the Advancement of Science Tim Lawrence Disabilities Unlimited SkillsUSA Jill Cook Kevin Christian Jocelyn Samuels American School American Association of Karen Peterson National Women’s Law Center Counselors Association Community College National Girls Collaborative Project Kimberly Green Niel Tebbano Andrea Prejean Project Lead the Way Gene Bottoms National Association of State Directors National Education Association Southern Regional Education Board of Career Technical Education Barbara O’Connor Norman Fortenberry William A. 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AAUW Educational Foundation Center for the Advancement of National Association for Betty Shanahan Scholarship on Engineering Education Multicultural Education Society of Women Engineers STEM Equity Pipeline California Iowa Wisconsin Courtney Reed-Jenkins Missouri Howard Glasser - Facilitator Mimi Lufkin - Facilitator Facilitator Mimi Lufkin & Freda Walker Barb Bitters Mary Gallet Facilitators California Dept. of Education Jeanette Thomas Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction Iowa Department of Education Nancy Fedorchak Karen Showers Sharon Wong Missouri Center for Career Education Wisconsin Technical College California Community College Minnesota System Board Chancellor’s Office Howard Glasser - Facilitator Oklahoma Rick Larkey Moving Brenda Lyseng Illinois Minnesota State Facilitator Together Freda Walker - Facilitator Colleges and Universities Lou Hargrave Toward Equity Lynn Reha Daniel Smith Oklahoma Dept. of CTE Illinois Center for Specialized Minnesota Department of Education In Education and Professional Support Employment 5 Women in Nontraditional Careers: An Introduction Work Talk: Women in Nontraditional Careers in Their Own Words Shifting Gears: Changing Careers Math at Work: Women in Nontraditional Careers Writing at Work: Women in Nontraditional Careers Women in the Automotive Industry Women in Building Construction Women in Dentistry Women in Electronics Women in Engineering Women Entrepreneurs Women in Fireﬁghting Labor Studies Journal Women in Highway Construction Women in Machining Women in Policing Women in Welding 6 A S PARTNERS on the PATH to o nd nsors and D Donors Sponsors American Red Cross Career Communications, Inc Cabot Creamery Cooperative Cooper Printing Career Communications, Inc. Career & Technical Education Cosmetics Specialty Labs, Inc. Equity Council (CTEEC) Frito-Lay Frito-Lay Hilton Hotels Her Own Words Home Builders, Inc. Home Builders, Inc. The Kimpton Group Kuder, Inc. Kuder, Inc. Multistate Academic and Vocational L’Oreal Curriculum Consortium (MAVCC) Multistate Academic and Vocational National Women’s Law Center Curriculum Consortium (MAVCC) Verizon MGM MIRAGE Youngblood Executive Search National Women’s Law Center Panasonic Corporation career communications, inc. A leading educational publisher of North America The Personal Care Products Council Procter & Gamble Beauty Verizon WebEx Partner with Kuder to access the education and career planning tools and resources you need to achieve your goals. Explore traditional and non-traditional career options, ﬁnd college programs that ﬁt your interests, and learn about careers from real people. There are no limits to what you can do with your future. Contact us today for a free online demo and to learn how using the Kuder® Career Planning System will put you on the path to success. kuder Moving Together 800.314.8972 ● www.kuder.com Equity Toward ® h g ati tion In EducaNAPE 2009and Employment 7 Em PARTNERS N PARTNERS on the h PATH toSunday, March 29, 2009 Workshop Session I - 10:45 - 12:15 Pre-conference Legal Rights and Policy Protections for Women Work! Board of Directors Meeting Victims of Domestic Violence Potomac View Van Buren 9 am - 4:30 pm Anya Lakner, The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center, San Francisco, CA Karen Minatelli, National Partnership for Women and Families, Five-Step Program Improvement Process Washington, DC This workshop session explains the connections between violence Wilson and work, provides screening tips, and discusses federal, state, and 9 am - 3:00 pm local laws that provide survivors with time off for court, services, Pre-Conference Session and family and medical leave; disability and anti-discrimination (Pre-registration required for this event) law protections; paid sick days; and unemployment insurance. The The Five-Step Program Improvement Process is the central session will also showcase the efforts and planning culminating in professional development vehicle being used in the STEM Equity District of Columbia legislation providing paid safe leave for workers Pipeline Project. This pre-conference session will give you an dealing with domestic violence and related situations. overview of the process and help you understand the steps necessary to select an effective strategy for increasing participation and completion of students in nontraditional career and technical Just Say No to Stereotypes: education programs. You will leave this session with training Strategies for Changing Unconscious Bias exercises, materials, and a complete set of resources to introduce Wilson the process to others. Pamela Dempsey, Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA This workshop examines the impact of traditional stereotypes on Tools to Plan a Secure Future girls’ pursuit of math and science courses of study and presents Harrison research that suggests alternative approaches to solving the issue 2:30 - 4:30 pm of gender equity in nontraditional careers. Research suggests that Pre-Conference Session prevailing misconceptions about gender-based aptitudes and Tools to Plan a Secure Future will focus on meeting the economic interests can be diminished by a proper institutional climate. challenges many organizations are currently facing. A single strategy is often not sufficient for achieving diverse, sustainable Today’s Working Women in Transition: funding, so the session will present several approaches, including Current Resources and Initiatives at the advocacy efforts, to meet this need. U.S. Department of Labor Harrison NAPE Education Foundation Board Meeting Karen Furia: moderator, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor Felecia J. Hart, Employment and Training Administration, Jackson Office of Apprenticeship 3 - 7:00 pm Pamela Langley, Veterans Employment and Training Service Board Members Only Christine D.K. Ollis, Employment and Training Administration, Division of Adult Services All of Washington, DC STEM Equity Pipeline Dessert Reception This workshop session will showcase programs that serve working Potomac View - 14th Floor, South Tower women in transition. Representatives from the U.S. Department of 7 - 9:00 pm Labor will share information on projects, programs and funding The NAPE Education Foundation Board of Directors invites members streams that impact women workers. This dynamic discussion of the STEM Equity Pipeline State Teams participating in the panel will feature representatives from a number of DOL agencies, Professional Development Institute to this networking reception. including Women’s Bureau, Veterans Employment and Training State Team members will have the opportunity to network informally Services, and the Employment and Training Administration’s Ofﬁce with members of the NAPE Education Foundation Board and share of Workforce Investment, and the Ofﬁce of Apprenticeship who their experiences implementing the Foundation’s National Science will discuss issues related to women veterans, women entering non Foundation grant. traditional occupations and other women entering and re-entering (by invitation only) the workforce. Employing Sector Partnerships to Achieve Monday, March 30, 2009 Gains for Women Workers Jackson Welcome! Tarecq Amer, The Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Oakland, CA Crystal Ballroom Allison Gerber, The Aspen Institute, Washington, DC 9 - 9:15 am Bill Browning, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia JoAnne Lyons Wooten, CEO, Women Work! Drawing on the recent work of two renowned experts in the area of sector partnerships, the Aspen Institute and the National and Mimi Lufkin, CEO, NAPE Network of Sector Partners, this workshop session highlights two different approaches to facilitate the equitable inclusion of women job seekers in developing sector partnerships. One presentation Corporate Roundtables describes innovations both in addressing challenges faced by low- Crystal Ballroom income adults seeking education and occupational training and in 9:25 - 10:30 am sector initiative collaborations between community colleges and The Corporate Roundtables are sessions hosted by corporate partners community-based organizations. The other details a new gender- of NAPE and Women Work!. This is a unique opportunity to speak with focused methodology that identifies the barriers to access and/or corporate experts on a variety of topics that can help to improve mobility that women face in any given industry, including, the basis your program. of the methodology, how to identify user-friendly data sources that See insert for roundtable topics and locations. can be used to develop a gender-focused sector analysis, and case studies outlining successful piloting of the approach. 8 Case Studies: Monday, March 30, 2009 State Efforts to Promote Equitable Representation in the Classroom Woman of Vision Luncheon and in the Workplace Jackson Crystal Ballroom Jennifer Jirous, Colorado Community College System, Denver, CO 12:30 -1:45 pm Hans Meeder, Meeder Consulting LLC, Columbia, MD Teresa Boyer, Center for Women and Work, Rutgers University, Welcome: Sandra McGarraugh, New Brunswick, NJ Chair, Women Work! Board of Directors Fatima Goss-Graves, National Women’s Law Center, Washington, DC Introduction of the 2009 Woman of Vision: Glenda Gracia-Rivera, Center for Women and Work, Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ Tammy Cottom Verizon This workshop session showcases examples in two states where key stakeholders developed a coordinated approach for improving Woman of Vision: gender equity in educational and workplace opportunities. One presentation features an overview of the Colorado Community Lilly Ledbetter College System’s five-year strategic plan designed to address the lack of gender balance in both education and the workforce. as Closing: JoAnne Lyons Wooten, well as the shortage of skilled workers within the state. The other CEO, Women Work! presentation illustrates a model for government agents, advocacy groups, and technical assistance providers to work collaboratively to affect gender equity in CTE programs and will direct attention to Workshop Session II - 2 - 3:30 pm institutional assessment and technical assistance components. Weathering the Storm: Facilitated Round Table Discussions Addressing the Workshops Session III - 3:45 - 5:15 pm Impacts of the Current Economic Crisis We are IT: Van Buren Ohio’s Statewide Initiative to Expand Sandra McGarraugh, Women’s Entry into IT Fields Chair, Women Work! Board of Directors Van Buren This workshop session takes an interactive approach to encourage Tamara Norris, Northwest State Community College, Archbold, OH information sharing among participants regarding the impact of the current economic crisis on programs and agencies, and Lana Evans, Northwest State Community College, Archbold, Ohio strategies programs are implementing to address the challenges In this workshop session, presenters describe how a dedicated created by it. Participants will engage in facilitated small group group of women information technology professionals in Ohio discussions to share their programs’ experiences in the wake of the came together to develop and launch an innovative initiative current economic crisis and also to discuss strategies for meeting to increase the number of young women enrolled in IT programs. the challenges generated by it. In addition to details about the “We are It” initiative, workshop participants will come away from the session with an understanding of how to adapt the program to their organization/state, including Women in Technology: identifying potential topic areas to be incorporated, engaging the Building an Effective Pipeline business community, and developing fundraising strategies. from STEM Education to the Workforce Wilson Employment Challenges for Women Veterans Leslie Wilkins, Maui Economic Development Board, Inc, Kihei, HI Harrison Led by the Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Cindy Hunt, The Business and Professional Women, Washington, DC Technology (WIT) Project, Maui has launched nationally recognized This workshop session will address the issues women face when middle, high school and post-secondary model programs transitioning from the military, particularly a military combat zone, designed to align curricula with identified industry needs, preparing and how employers can tap into the special skill sets women residents for emerging jobs in Hawaii’s growing technology veterans can bring to the workplace. The presenter will discuss the sector. This workshop session assists participants in replicating the Business and Professional Women’s research on military veterans. WIT approach and will include a discussion of portable middle school, high school, and post-secondary mentoring programs to augment tech education. In addition, internship, apprenticeship, A Hand Up: and recruitment/retention programs with a special focus on Helping Disadvantaged Women gender equity and cultural diversity will explore ways to convert Find Financial Security Later in Life nontraditional resources into effective workforce strategies. Jackson Cindy Hounsell, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, Mentoring and Mythbusting: Washington, DC Promoting Gender Equity in Emerging Technologies Laurel Beedon, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, Washington, DC Harrison Disadvantaged women face numerous obstacles planning for Ann-Claire Anderson, retirement. This workshop educates participants about the risks Center for Occupational Research and Development, Waco, TX of poverty in retirement and provides strategies and a tool-kit to Margaret Semmer, Joliet Junior College, Joliet Illinois help at-risk women join the economic mainstream. Participants will In this workshop, participants will learn about the research learn how to collaborate with WISER to incorporate a unique and supporting mentoring as a tool for recruitment and retention of innovative financial security program into their agency’s offerings. women into STEM career fields and will tour the Collaborative for Gender Equity’s Building Your Mentoring Program toolkit, a step-by- step guide for designing, launching and evaluating a mentoring program. The session will also include replicable sample planning Monday, March 30, 2009 exercises. continues on page 10 9 PARTNERS N PARTNERS on the h PATH to Monday, March 30, 2009 An Evening at the Theatre Continued Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street, NW, Washington, DC Showtime 7:30 pm Silent Auction and Reception Join other PDI participants and guests for an evening Jefferson - 15th Floor, South Tower at the Lincoln Theatre for the hit musical Crowns. 6:00 pm Come see the crowns worn by the “hat queens” of Connect or reconnect with your colleagues and friends the South – women whose storied lives are woven into from around the country while shopping for unique and the straw, silk, wool, and lace that adorn their heads. Discount tickets were sold at the time of registration and will be distributed at the exciting items like airline tickets, artwork, homemade goods, theatre. You can contact the theatre for other ticket availability at 202-488-3300. and hotel stays. In the Jefferson Room, you can enjoy light To travel with the group please meet in the lobby at 6:15 sharp to make the 6:30 shuttle. Metro fare is $2.10 each way. refreshments and incredible views of Washington D.C. without missing a bid. All proceeds from the Silent Auction support NAPE and Women Work!. Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Women Work! Board of Directors and Corporate Women Work! State Afﬁliate Leadership Meeting Board of Advisors Dinner Van Buren Offsite Location 8:30 - 10 am 7 - 9:00 pm This session is an opportunity for Women Work! to outline its newly adopted strategic plan to members and State Affiliate leaders. Following the presentation will be a discussion of the innovative impact this plan will have on the organization’s future. NAPE Meetings Jackson 7:30 - 8:30 am NAPE Executive Committee Meeting 8:30 - 10 am NAPE Membership Meeting The “NAPE Membership Meeting” is open to all interested in the NAPE program of work. This meeting will include Tuesday, March 31, 2009 information about current projects such as the STEM Equity Pipeline, online professional development, the Perkins IV Advocacy Day research report and a presentation on the update of Taking Breakfast & Overview the Road Less Traveled in partnership with MAVCC. Come and help develop the organization’s priorities for future Washington Ballroom 8:00 - 9:30 pm projects and professional development!! Staff of Women Work! and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity will review logistics for Advocacy Day Workshop Session IV - 10:15 - 11:45 am and provide an overview of the current public policy priorities for both organizations. You will receive materials and tips to Focus Your Future: Recruiting for Girls in assist you in making effective visits to your legislators. High School Engineering Programs Please come ready to board the buses. Van Buren Jan Huss, NAPE Bus loading & Transportation to the Hill Diana Jensen-Dooling, Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES, Spencerport, NY Lower Lobby Level This workshop session provides participants with step-by-step 9:30 - 10 am guidance to plan for and execute a successful recruiting Attendees will begin boarding buses at 9:30 am for reception at their schools designed to attract girls and young transportation to the Hill and must provide their own return women to engineering and other non-traditional ﬁelds. transportation. See insert to learn more. Creating Opportunities for Congressional Brieﬁng & Awards Pre-Apprenticeship Training Wilson 11 - 1:00 pm Capitol Visitors Center Room 212/210 Cris McCullough & Mavis McAllister, American River College, Sacramento, CA Meet with congressional staff and administration representatives to learn about what we can expect as the This workshop session draws on the example of California’s 111th Congress and the Obama Administration take over State Infrastructure Bonds and the subsequent inﬂux leadership. A favorite program each year at the annual of resources and need for skilled workers as a point of conference, this session will help you understand the departure for a broader discussion about the relationship opportunities as advocates to influence federal policies between state and regional infrastructure renewal and that impact your programs and participants. the need for pre-apprenticeship training programs. Speciﬁcally, the session will present options for developing pre-apprenticeship programs, strategies for recruiting Individual Hill Visits women and special populations into apprenticeship and 2 - 5:30 pm pre-apprenticeship programs, and assist participants in Speak to your Senators and Representative about new identifying for infrastructure employment opportunities directions in education and labor policy. within their states and regions. 10 Young Women With Disabilities Take Charge Closing Luncheon Through Self-Directed Employment 12 - 1:30 pm Harrison Washington Ballroom Wendy Parent Welcome and Introduction: Julia Martas, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, NAPE Executive Committee President University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS Speaker This workshop session highlights successful approaches enabling young women with disabilities to obtain Joyce Leavitt Winterton employment in non-traditional occupations. Modules Assistant Administrator for Education promoting self-directed career choice for middle and high NASA school girls will be presented along with preliminary data Closing: Mimi Lufkin, CEO, NAPE and stories illustrating their effectiveness. Customized and supported employment strategies leading to positive post- school outcomes, including carved and created jobs and Wednesday, April 1, 2009 self-employment, will be discussed. STEM Equity Pipeline Leadership Institute Post-Conference Session & Dinner Forging New Paths: Wilson/Harrison Women in Construction and Green Jobs 1:30 - 6 pm Jackson Jefferson - 15th Floor, South Tower Susan Rees 6 - 9:00 pm Wider Opportunities for Women, Washington, DC Representatives from the seven STEM Equity Pipeline State Camille Cormier Teams will meet to share their accomplishments and Wider Opportunities for Women, Washington, DC challenges in implementing professional development In this workshop session, participants gain insights into the efforts in their states. Participants will have the opportunity latest federal policy developments for women in construction to provide input to the projects future implementation in and Green jobs, as well as approaches for effectively its remaining three and one half years. Team members will appealing to policymakers to give women and girls better receive technical assistance and conduct future planning for access to high-paying jobs. In addition, the presenter will their states activities. Following the afternoon’s collaborative share best practices in implementing a pre-apprenticeship work the group will share dinner and learn about new training program for women in the Washington, DC Metro professional development resources developed by the Area and discuss Green job opportunities for low-income project. Wraping up the evening will be a performance by women locally and throughout the country. Jane Curry, an author, storyteller, performer and recovering academic with a knack for provoking both thought and laughter with her one-woman show: Miz Wizard’s Science Secrets! (registration is required for this event) Features nontraditional careers! 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Her Performance Award” in 1996. retirement income is also smaller than The jury sided with Ledbetter it should be, because it was based on and awarded her $3 million in her discriminatory pay. Despite this, compensatory and punitive she has continued to fight for other damages, but Goodyear women – and men – who are victims appealed, and the case went all of pay discrimination. the way to the Supreme Court. In 2007, the Court ruled that President Obama’s Goodyear was not liable because Remarks at the Signing Lilly Ledbetter Ledbetter had not filed within six months of their initial decision to of the Lilly Ledbetter Women Work!’s discriminate. This strict and unusual Fair Pay Act interpretation of Title VII of the 1964 2009 Woman of Civil Rights Act was famously opposed “It’s the story of women across this country still earning just 78 cents for Vision by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who stated in her dissent from the bench every dollar men earn – women of color even less – which means that that the decision misunderstood the today, in the year 2009, countless Lilly Ledbetter never set out to be a real-world experiences of women. women are still losing thousands household name. For almost 20 years In reality, it is extremely difficult for a of dollars in salary, income and she worked at a Goodyear Rubber & victim of pay discrimination to learn retirement savings over the course of Tire Co. plant in Gadsden, Alabama. about it within six months, especially a lifetime.” As one of the few women at the plant, considering that many employers she endured a stream of harassment “So signing this bill today is to send – including Goodyear – forbid and never knew that she was being a clear message: that making our employees to discuss their salaries. paid less than her male peers – until economy work means making sure someone slipped her an anonymous Ledbetter didn’t give up. Instead, she it works for everybody; that there note showing that other supervisors worked with pay equity advocates are no second-class citizens in our were receiving salaries anywhere from and lawmakers and campaigned to workplaces; and that it’s not just unfair 15 to 40 percent higher. make the bill Ginsburg suggested into and illegal, it’s bad for business to law. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act pay somebody less because of their Ledbetter has said that she “thought clarifies the Civil Rights Act to provide gender or their age or their race or about just moving on, but in the a more reasonable time limit for filing their ethnicity, religion or disability; end, [she] could not let Goodyear pay discrimination suits. Early in the and that justice isn’t about some get away with their discrimination.” 111th Congress, House Speaker Nancy abstract legal theory, or footnote in She filed a lawsuit in federal court in Pelosi and many of her colleagues a casebook.” 12 C Joyce Leavitt industry, education, and government. Winterton’s previous experience also Winterton includes serving as the team leader for partner development for the National As NASA’s Assistant Future Farmers of America student Administrator for Education, organization. Joyce Leavitt Winterton chairs the Education Coordinating Committee In 1986, Winterton became the and directs the development and Executive Director of the National implementation of the agency’s Council on Vocational Technical education programs that strengthen Education, a Presidential Advisory student involvement and public Council providing recommendations awareness of its scientiﬁc goals and to the President, Congress and the missions. In this role, she leads the Secretary of Education. Additionally, agency in inspiring interest in science, Winterton served as the deputy technology, engineering, and assistant secretary for vocational and mathematics. adult education in the United States Department of Education and was Before coming to NASA, Winterton the ﬁrst director of the Presidential served as the Director of Education Academic Fitness Awards program. Programs for USA TODAY. She was Previous to this, Winterton was a economics education from Utah State also the founder and president of high school teacher, a teacher University in Logan and completing Winterton Associates, a consulting educator, and a home economist her doctorate in teacher education ﬁrm that specializes in working on in business, earning her bachelor’s and administration at Colorado State joint projects with business and and master’s degrees in home University in Fort Collins in 1978. 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