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.
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Panel One: Economic Security: Raising the Wage and Equal Pay
Moderator: Mary Cruz, District Director Congressman Norcross
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
Panel Two: Paid leave, Affordable Child Care
Moderator: Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt
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