Photo Gallery: Women's Bureau Older Women Worker Roundtable
(September 27, 2013)
The panelists of the Older Women Workers Roundtable, including experts from academia, research institutions, activist groups, and federal government gather for a photo.
Acting Women's Bureau Director Latifa Lyles opens the roundtable discussion with an overview of the challenges faced by older women trying to enter, re-enter, or remain in the workforce.
Dr. Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research, talks about economic security and retirement concerns of older women workers.
Dr. Debra Whitman of AARP (right) and Dr. Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution (center) look on as Maria Heidkamp of Rutgers University (left) illustrates difficulties faced by long-term unemployed older women seeking to participate in the workforce.
Dr. Jacquelyn B. James, from the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, explains working conditions that are unique to older women workers.