White House Summit on Working Families Massachusetts Regional Forum
(May 19, 2014)
Women's Bureau Director Latifa Lyles welcomes the attendees at the White House Summit on Working Families Massachusetts Regional Forum in the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Mass. Photos by Katherine Taylor for U.S. Department of Labor.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren expressed to the audience the dire need for equal pay for women in the workforce.
Victoria Budson, the executive director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard University, is photographed, left to right, with Gayle Goldin, strategic initiative officer for the Women's Fund of Rhode Island, Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research, Sen. Warren, Rachel Kaprielian, Massachusetts' secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, as well as Reps. Katherine Clark and Rosa DeLauro.
Sen. Warren said during the regional event that she supported legislation that would assist working families for years to come.
Rep. Clark applauded her fellow guest speakers for showing their support and commitment to action that will better the lives of working families.
Rep. DeLauro stressed the need for pay equality in the workforce among other conditions that would level the playing field.
Ms. Hartman and Ms. Goldin participated in a panel that addressed the concerns of some of the forum's attendees.
Panel moderator, Ms. Budson, facilitated a discussion between the audience and members of the panel.
Maya Harris, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, told the audience that their concerns translated across the board to many Americans.
Forum attendee Cat Choput asked Ms. Stevenson for tips about how to balance family life with her career goal of running for public office in the future.
Forum attendees were encouraged to leave notes highlighting their concerns for working families during the regional forum.