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Spotlight: Women, Wages and Work

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The 2012 Women’s Summit is coming to UNC Charlotte on April 13. It’s an opportunity to hear the latest on the economic and social well-being of women in our community.

With the theme “Women, Wages and Work”, this year’s summit is especially timely. The keynote speaker will be Dee Dee Myers, Former White House Press Secretary under President Bill Clinton.

The summit runs from 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM in the 3rd Floor Ballroom in the Student Union. The registration fee is $55 and closes April 6.

Founded as a community-based organization in 2006, and integrated into UNC Charlotte in July 2010, the Women’s Summit focuses on the following topics:

  • Employment and Earnings
  • Civic and Political Engagement
  • Social and Economic Self-Sufficiency
  • Health and Well-being
  • Violence Against Women

The Women’s Summit provides opportunities for research and education on women’s policy issues for faculty and students.

Keynote speaker Myers is the first woman and one of the youngest people ever to serve as White House Press Secretary. During the first years of the Clinton Administration, Myers explained the actions of the new president to a vigilant press corps and to the nation. She earned the respect of both with her sharp political instincts, sense of humor and ability to explain complex subjects in straightforward language.

Myers brings the same sense of clarity and humor to her speeches that she brought to the White House briefing room, and she talks candidly about the players in Washington and the world of politics. She also speaks about the issues facing women in Washington and in leadership positions of all kinds.

Myers’ new book, Why Women Should Rule the World (Harper Collins, 2008), a New York Times bestseller, makes the case that women’s increasingly powerful role in public life is reshaping the world - and making it better.

Conference Program

  • 7:30 - 8:30 AM: Registration, Networking Breakfast
  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM: Greetings
  • 9:00 - 9:25 AM: The Status of Women in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Today
  • 9:25 - 10:00 AM: Keynote Address: Dee Dee Myers
  • 10:00 - 10:15 AM: Audience Questions
  • 10:15 - 10:30 AM: Break
  • 10:30 - 11:45 AM: Concurrent Workshops
  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Break
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM: Lunch and Address
  • 1:30 - 1:45 PM: Break
  • 1:45 - 2:45 PM: Concurrent Workshops
  • 2:45 - 3:00 PM: Break
  • 3:00 - 3:45 PM: Closing Celebration