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.
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
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. He refocused on multimedia journalism and podcast production after a long career in corporate branded journalism and public relations.
He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from 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 a wide range of audio and video podcasts in his other role as managing partner of State Broadcast News’s parent, The Lubetkin Media Companies.
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.
In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and in July 2021 he was named secretary of the chapter. In August 2021, he was honored by SPJ with one of the organization’s 2021 Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Awards, given to regular members of an SPJ chapter who go above and beyond in serving their chapter.
Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996.
Steve also has reported on-camera and produces virtual conferences for NJSpotlightNews.org, 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.
From May-November 2019, he produced and reported a weekly podcast, The CRE News Hour, a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry.
From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta.
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.
Earlier in his career, Steve reported on rock music at the Jersey Shore for the Asbury Park Press, and was a broadcast news anchor and production engineer for WJLK-AM & FM, then owned by the Press. He also worked as a general assignment reporter for the Red Bank Register, Shrewsbury, NJ.
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