Pat White

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    GBC Poet Laureate Event

    Showcase An evening of poetry with a Global Black Caucus Poet Laureate

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    October 05, 2021 at 6:00am
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  • New York’s First Female Governor: A History Making Day for New York and Women

    On August 24th, Kathy Hochul became the first female governor in New York State history after an abrupt end to the three-term tenure of Governor Andrew Cuomo over sexual harassment allegations. Hochul will serve out the rest of Cuomo’s term, while mounting her own campaign for election as governor in 2022.

    Who Is Kathy Hochul? For the past seven years, Hochul has been NYS lieutenant governor. As a native upstate New Yorkers, she was selected by Cuomo during his 2014 bid to gain support from that part of the region. Her job, like those of others before her, was to represent the governor at functions around the State and lead initiatives related to State agenda. In that capacity, Hochul’s policy priorities included the issues of gender and economic inequality. She led a campaign for sexual assault prevention programs on college campuses which gained her recognition as a champion of women’s issues. Her past record also shows a strong commitment to issues like minimum wage, paid family leave, affordable housing, and clean energy. While her position on some issues, including immigration has been a mixed bag, Hochul’s ascension to the executive office is viewed by policymakers and advocates, alike, as a breath of fresh air!

    Hochul enters the executive office with many challenges, among them:

    --A surge in COVID cases just as schools are set to reopen in September,

    --Averting massive evictions among NY households due to high unemployment during COVID,

    --Immigration; an issue affecting over 4 million immigrants as well as the region’s economic recovery,

    --A subway system in crisis, with a 50% decline in ridership due to COVID,

    --Picking a lieutenant governor that makes her a “winnable ticket” in the next primary, and

    --Running for Election in 2022.

    All tall orders, in a short period of time!

    As we celebrate Hochul’s rise to leadership as the first female governor, there’s another “first'' that is worth noting. The New York State legislature will have more women and people of color than ever before in its history. As Hochul governs with this diverse legislature perhaps New York will lead the way in achieving advancements for women and people of color. As democrats abroad, New Yorkers and women, 2022 and beyond looks promising.


  • Leading with Purpose: Tackling Structural Barriers to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

     
    The Global Women's Caucus and the Global Black Caucus are honored to have Dr. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, the Ernest  L. Arbukle Professor, Harvard Business School, speak on the continuing challenges of gender equality and diversity in leadership. Dr. Kanter first identified significant barriers to the advancement of women in the corporate world in the classic, award-winning book, Men and Women of the Corporation. Later research identified how being a minority in a group, or a "token", can affect one's performance due to enhanced visibility and performance pressure, illustrated brilliantly in the landmark video, "A Tale of 'O': On Being Different".  

    Professor Kanter will unravel questions such as:  Where has there been progress? What challenges and pitfalls remain? What issues are universal, and which vary by ethnicity, race, and social class? How can we “think outside the building” (beyond current structures and constraints) to mobilize activists for a more just and equitable world? Join us on Tuesday, September 21st at 11 am EDT to gain insights from this formidable leader on working towards a more just and equitable world. 

     
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    ROSABETH MOSS KANTER 

    Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, specializing in  strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. Her strategic and practical insights guide leaders worldwide  through teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations, governments, and start-up ventures. She  co-founded the Harvard University-wide Advanced Leadership Initiative, guiding its planning from 2005 to its  launch in 2008 and serving as Founding Chair and Director from 2008-2018 as it became a growing international  model for a new stage of higher education preparing successful top leaders to apply their skills to national and  global challenges. Author or co-author of 20 books, her latest book, Think Outside the Building: How Advanced  Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time, has won a number of accolades

    The former chief Editor of Harvard Business Review, Professor Kanter has been repeatedly named to lists such as the “50 most powerful women in the world” (Times of London), and the “50 most influential business thinkers in  the world” (Thinkers 50, and in November 2019 received their biannual Lifetime Achievement Award). She has  received 24 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards, lifetime achievement awards, and  

    prizes. These include Distinguished Career Awards from the Academy of Management and the American  Sociological Association (Organizations, Occupations and Work Section); the World Teleport Association's  “Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year” award; the Pinnacle Award for Lifetime Achievement from the  Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; the International Leadership Award from the Association of Leadership  Professionals; the Warren Bennis Award for Leadership Excellence; the Everett Rogers Innovation Award from  the Norman Lear Center for media and society; and several Harvard Business Review McKinsey Awards for the  years’ best articles. Other awards honor her thought leadership and community impact. 

    Before Think Outside the Building, her previous book, MOVE: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead,  a New York Times Editors’ Choice, is a sweeping look across industries and technologies shaping the future of  mobility and the leadership required for transformation. Her book The Change Masters was named one of the  most influential business books of the 20th century (Financial Times); SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies  Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good, one of the ten best business books of the year by  Amazon.com; Evolve! Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow, one of the five best books of the year by  the Toronto Star. Her book Confidence: How Winning & Losing Streaks Begin & End, a New York Times bestseller (also a #1 Business Week bestseller), describes the culture of high-performance organizations compared  with those in decline and shows how to lead turnarounds, whether in businesses, schools, sports teams, or  countries. Men & Women of the Corporation, winner of the C. Wright Mills award for the best book on social  issues and often called a classic, offers insight into the individual and organizational factors that promote success  or perpetuate disadvantage for women; a related video, A Tale of ‘O’: On Being Different, is a widely-used tool  for diversity training. A related book, Work & Family in the United States, set a policy agenda, honored by a  coalition of university centers creating in her honor the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for the best work/family  research. Another award-winning book, When Giants Learn to Dance, shows how to master the new terms of  competition at the dawn of the global information age. World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy identifies the dilemmas of globalization for cities, a theme continuing in her book MOVE

    She advises numerous CEOs and senior executives through her consulting group and also serving as a Senior  Advisor for IBM’s Global Citizenship portfolio from 1999-2012. She has served on many business and non-profit  boards, such as City Year, the urban “Peace Corps” addressing the school dropout crisis through national service,  and on commissions including the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, the U.S. Malcolm Baldrige  National Quality Award, and others. She speaks widely, and has shared the platform with Presidents, Prime  Ministers, and CEOs at major events, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and national  industry conferences in over 20 countries. Before joining the Harvard Business School faculty, she held tenured  professorships at Yale University and Brandeis University and was a Fellow at Harvard Law School,  simultaneously holding a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan. --December 2020


    Location Local Event Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 8:00 AM
    Minneapolis, USA 10:00 AM
    Washington DC, USA 11:00 AM
    London, UK 4:00 PM
    Frankfurt, Germany 5:00 PM
    Nairobi, Kenya 7:00 PM
    Dubai, UAE 8:00 PM
    Bangkok, Thailand 11:00 PM
    Beijing, China 12:00 AM + 1 day
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    September 21, 2021 at 11:00am
    WHERE
    Webinar
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  • Spotlight on the Senator Gillibrand

    The Global Women’s Caucus Hosts a Women’s Economic Forum

    Here is where Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stands on the issues…

    • EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE: Make public higher education debt free.  Make childcare more affordable and accessible.
    • GUNS: Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.  Make background checks universal.
    • SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT: Reform handling of sexual assault in the military and on college campus.
    • HEALTH CARE: Move to a universal, government-run health care system.
    • CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Overturn Citizens United. Refuse corporate PAC donations.
    • CLIMATE CHANGE: Create a cap-and-trade commodity market for carbon emission. Ban new drilling on federal lands.
    • IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY: Eliminate U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Reform immigration to include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
    • SOCIAL ISSUES: Expand abortion access. Establish federal paid family leave. Gay, lesbian, and transgender Americans should be allowed to serve in the military and marry whomever they chose.

    Learn more about the Senator and where she stands on issues that matter to you at the GWC’s Women’s Economic Forum on June 26th.

    (There is no debate—deciding between work and parenting

    Is not an option!)

    Gillibrand, DeLauro Introduce Family Act, Urge Congress to Pass Permanent Paid Leave.

    On the 28th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Representative Rose DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, their signature legislation to create a permanent, national paid family and medical leave program.

    The Act ensures that every worker, regardless of size of employer, or if they are self-employed or part-time, has access to paid leave for serious medical situations when needed. The Act provides up to 66% of wage replacement for 12 weeks, anytime, a worker needs it.

    Paid leave for all is an important economic solution for women, and particularly women of color. 

    Join Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as she discusses this issue and others at the June 26th Women’s Economic Forum.


  • Launch of the GWC's Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the GWC's Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative.

    Expanding leadership and economic opportunities for women, across race and geography, and rooting out systemic biases that shut women out, is a priority for the Global Women’s Caucus and Democrats Abroad overall. Important policy recommendations to address these systemic inequities can be found throughout the 2020 Democrats Abroad Platform from, taxation to wage equality to education.

    We must translate these recommendations to action to ensure voters understand the issues and the recommended policy changes. This new initiative will draw attention to, and advocate for, policy recommendations that address systemic inequities and promote equity and fairness for women. We will especially focus on issues impacting women of color, a segment of the American population for whom unjust discriminatory practices and policies throughout history have limited their prosperity and inclusion in arenas of leadership.

    We have an opportunity to make the election of a woman to Madam Vice President more than a celebration, but a Call-to-Action on behalf of women at home and abroad. The new Biden-Harris administration believes that equity for women is paramount: it has established a Gender Policy Council; appointed and promoted more women to key cabinet and administrative positions than ever before and passed the American Rescue Plan that will lift millions of women and their families out of poverty. This is a watershed moment for improving women’s economic condition and placement at the tables of leadership, if we want it

    To capitalize on a return to Democratic leadership, and with the opportunity of the new White House Gender Policy Council to push for gender equality, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative.

    Join us as we capture this moment into a movement. Help us position women’s economic well-being and leadership as a priority area for the Party of democrats, which is the Party of Women! 

    For more information about the Initiative or to volunteer, contact Pat White ([email protected]) or Carol Moore ([email protected]).

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    MISSION STATEMENT

    To advocate for women’s economic empowerment in order to achieve, and possibly exceed, the policy goals for American women that are documented and adopted in the 2020 Democrats Abroad Platform.
    FOCUS AREAS TO MEET MISSION: With the 2020 Democrats Abroad (DA) Platform as the blueprint for action, we will:
    Educate...
    DA members on issues and conditions that serve as barriers to women’s economic well-being and leadership and the intersectionality of issues across the Platform that further limit women’s opportunities.
    Engage...
    members in individual and collective activism for economic policy goals for women as well as their increased representation in leadership and politics. 
    Inform...
    DA members of policy proposals and legislation that advance women’s economic well-being and leadership, in particular women of color. 
    Collaborate...
    with elected and appointed officials at all levels of government who advance policy proposals, directives, and legislation in alignment with the adopted Platform and workgroups of DA. 
    Support...
    candidates with demonstrated history of advocating for issues that advance women’s economic wellbeing and leadership in public and private sectors.

  • Women’s Economic Wellbeing and Leadership Initiative

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the Women’s Economic Wellbeing and Leadership Initiative in conjunction with Democrats Abroad, State of American Women Project.

    Expanding leadership and economic opportunities for women, across race and geography, and rooting out systemic biases that shut women out, is a priority for the Global Women’s Caucus and Democrats Abroad overall. Important policy recommendations to address these systemic inequities can be found throughout the 2020 Democrats Abroad Platform from, taxation to wage equality to education.

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