Follow the Council's Upcoming Summit LIVE!
On Friday, October 8, 2010, The National Council for Research on Women—in partnership with the Ms. Foundation for Women, the New York Women’s Foundation, the Women’s Funding Network, the Silver Century Foundation, and the Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner—will convene a Summit of experts, entitled Reinvesting in Women and Families: Developing an Economy for the Future, at New York University. The Summit will address the impact of the economic crisis and economic recovery efforts on low income women of all ages, especially women of color, their families, and other vulnerable communities such as immigrants and LGBTQ people, across generations. The summit will address women across the age spectrum, from young women to mid-life and aging.
This experts convening will bring together leaders in research, advocacy, policymaking, philanthropy, and business to:
- Share knowledge on the possibilities and challenges of creating programs focused on economic security, social supports, education, healthcare, and safety for target populations;
- Develop models of measuring the success of national, state-level, and community programs aimed at these groups; and
- Identify gaps in knowledge needed to chart and advance innovative strategies and policy recommendations for creating pathways to economic security for these low income women and their families.
You can follow the proceedings live on the Council’s blog, The Real Deal, or on Twitter with the hashtag #femecon.
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NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.