The Women Effect – Advancing Equality, Strengthening America

Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Shauna Shames, Rutgers University-Camden, Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

Recently, scholars and civic activists convened at Harvard University to assess America’s progress on the road to gender equity – and lay out new strategies to strengthen female leadership and boost economic opportunities and security for women and their families.

Watch and listen to the presentations and discussion at the February 26 Symposium.

Presentations at The Women Effect symposium drew upon the following five background papers:

"A Long Term Agenda for Women," Fran Rodgers, Work/Family Directions, Inc.

"A Roadmap: Modernizing Workplace Standards to Fit 21st Century Families," Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

"Confronting Hierarchy: The Women's Movement in the Inequality Era," Heather McGhee, Demos 

"Barriers and Solutions to Increasing Women's Political Power," Shauna Shames, Rutgers University-Camden 

"Comment: The Next American Women's Movement," Theda Skocpol, Harvard University and Scholars Strategy Network

March 2015