Women in the Workforce Summit Draws Legislators, Activists, to Haddonfield

Women in the Workforce Summit, held in Haddonfield, NJ by Rep. Donald Norcross and Assemblywoman Patricia Lampitt (Steve Lubetkin photo/StateBroadcastNews.comWomen in the Workforce Summit, held in Haddonfield, NJ by Rep. Donald Norcross and Assemblywoman Patricia Lampitt (Steve Lubetkin photo/StateBroadcastNews.com

HADDONFIELD, NJ—(SBN)—Women face continuing discrimination in the workplace including challenges over such issues as pay equity, equal benefits, job opportunities, and child and elder care, panelists told a predominately female audience last night.

The “Women in the Workforce” summit, organized by First District Congressman Donald Norcross, featured two panels of activists and leaders in the field of women’s rights in the workplace.

StateBroadcastNews.com is pleased to provide audio podcasts of the panel discussions in the players below.

NJ Rep. Donald Norcross (D-1) introduces the first panel at his Women in the Workforce Summit, at the Haddon Fortnightly, Haddonfield, NJ. From left: Analilia Mejia, Executive Director, NJ Working Families; Loretta Winters, President, Gloucester County NAACP; Sally Goodson, National Board member and Former President, American Association of University Women; and Ann Twomey, President, Health Professionals and Allied Employees, AFT/AFL-CIO (Steve Lubetkin photo/StateBroadcastNews.com)

NJ Rep. Donald Norcross (D-1) introduces the first panel at his Women in the Workforce Summit, at the Haddon Fortnightly, Haddonfield, NJ. From left: Analilia Mejia, Executive Director, NJ Working Families; Loretta Winters, President, Gloucester County NAACP; Sally Goodson, National Board member and Former President, American Association of University Women; and Ann Twomey, President, Health Professionals and Allied Employees, AFT/AFL-CIO (Steve Lubetkin photo/StateBroadcastNews.com)

Panel One: Economic Security: Raising the Wage and Equal Pay
Moderator: Mary Cruz, District Director Congressman Norcross
Panel
Analilia Mejia, Executive Director, NJ Working Families
Loretta Winters, President, Gloucester County NAACP
Sally Goodson, National Board member and Former President, American Association of University Women
Ann Twomey, President, Health Professionals and Allied Employees, AFT/AFL-CIO

On panel 2, "Paid leave, Affordable Child Care," from left: Rep. Norcross; Karen White, Associate Director Rutgers Department of Women and Work; Nadia Hussain, Maternal Justice Campaign Director MomsRising; Evelyn Liebman, Director of Advocacy, AARP NJ; Holly Low, Master of Public Policy Candidate, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy & New Jersey Policy Perspective 2017 Kathleen Crotty Fellow; Amber Pallante, Trustee, Communication Workers of America 1014; Fareeda Mabry, Lead Organizer, Communication Workers of America District 1 (Steve Lubetkin photo/StateBroadcastNews.com. Used by Permission)

On panel 2, “Paid leave, Affordable Child Care,” from left: Rep. Norcross; Karen White, Associate Director Rutgers Department of Women and Work; Nadia Hussain, Maternal Justice Campaign Director MomsRising; Evelyn Liebman, Director of Advocacy, AARP NJ; Holly Low, Master of Public Policy Candidate, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy & New Jersey Policy Perspective 2017 Kathleen Crotty Fellow; Amber Pallante, Trustee, Communication Workers of America 1014; Fareeda Mabry, Lead Organizer, Communication Workers of America District 1 (Steve Lubetkin photo/StateBroadcastNews.com. Used by Permission)

Panel Two: Paid leave, Affordable Child Care
Moderator:
Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt
Panel:
Karen White, Associate Director Rutgers Department of Women and Work
Nadia Hussain, Maternal Justice Campaign Director MomsRising
Evelyn Liebman, Director of Advocacy, AARP NJ
Holly Low, Master of Public Policy Candidate, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy & New Jersey Policy Perspective 2017 Kathleen Crotty Fellow
Amber Pallante, Trustee, Communication Workers of America 1014
Fareeda Mabry, Lead Organizer, Communication Workers of America District 1

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Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. Since 2015 he has been the New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com. His video work for GlobeSt.com has been honored by the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies. Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for NJSpotlight.com, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC. Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996. Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. You can email Steve at steve@statebroadcastnews.com.