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MONTHLY PROGRAM MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT  

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

7:30 PM


Meeting location:
First Baptist Church, 19 West Main Street, Moorestown, NJ
The church is across from TD Bank; please use the side entrance of the church, nearest to Carl's Shoes.
Please park in the municipal lot behind the shoestore and the shopping center.

 

Program Topic/Speaker:

VISION 2020

 

With increasing numbers of women in politics, business, medicine and the law, many people feel that the women’s rights movement is no longer needed. Yet nearly half of Fortune 500 boards have fewer than 20% women members. In the 2008 presidential election, 34% of eligible women didn‘t vote. And women still earn about 84 cents for every dollar earned by a man for the same work.

To address the above problems and more by 2020 (the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage), a group of 50 national organizations as well as extraordinary women leaders from all 50 states are working to implement five national goals:

• Increase the number of women in senior leadership positions
• Achieve pay equity
• Educate employers about policies and practices that enable men and women to share family responsibilities
• Educate new generation of girls and boys to respect their differences
• Mobilize women to vote with a record- setting turnout in 2020.

At our Program Meeting, Lucy Beard and Jacqueline Burke, who are New Jersey delegates to Vision 2020, will share a video and answer questions about Vision 2020.

Lucy Beard has spent most of her life working for equal rights and the empowerment of women, especially girls. She serves as Executive Director of the Alice Paul Institute, a women’s history and leadership development center at Paulsdale, Alice Paul’s family home in Mount Laurel. Before that, Lucy served as an API volunteer, board member and, for seven years, as API’s first paid Director of the Girls Leadership Program, which offers workshops, seminars and camps for girls aged 7-22. She serves on several Boards, including the Girl Scouts. Lucy holds a B.S. in International Affairs from George Washington University and an M.A. in American History from Rutgers University.

Jacqueline Burke currently serves as Development Associate at the Alice Paul Institute. She is also an adjunct professor at Drexel University’s school for public policy. Before that, Jacqueline was director of the NJ Women’s Policy Initiative, which trains women to become advocates in public policy. In addition, she spent eight years with the NJ Senate Democratic office and served as Associate Executive Director in charge of research and policy, as well as staff counsel to the Education and Judiciary Committees where she worked on major pieces of legislation. With a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Miami and a J.D from Harvard, Jacqueline also worked as a prosecutor in Philadelphia.

Please join us to learn more about this exciting new effort designed to level the playing field for women.


Meetings include speaker, refreshments, announcments and letter-writing activity.
Meetings open to members and nonmembers.



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I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic.
Each of us puts in one little stone,
and then you get a great mosaic at the end.


—Alice Paul, American Heritage (11/93)