Join the Conversation at the White House Summit on Working Families!

>>followconvoToday we are in Washington, DC attending The White House Summit on Working Families. The staff, board and AdvaNCe Team members, 23 delegates in all, are joining the conversation to make sure NC women’s issues are included in the discussion. Because when women succeed, families succeed!


  • Share how updated workplace policies will help more working #FamiliesSucceed on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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  • Facebook Q+A Station: Facebook is hosting live question-and-answer sessions with various Summit attendees. Follow along on >>
  • Share Your Working Families Story: Share what your working family looks like, and how you’d be uniquely helped by 21st-century workplace policies, by visiting our I’m Ready for Workplace Policies wall at the summit. Or visit >> to share your story online.
  • Makers will have an onsite roaming camera that will be recording stories throughout the day from both participants and attendees. Visit to view more videos of inspiring women across the country.
  • Follow Along Online with HuffPost Live Digital Breakout Sessions: Throughout the day, Huffington Post Live will be streaming digital breakout sessions—featuring Summit participants and folks around the country—live from the Summit. Follow along—and encourage your followers on social media to join you—at >>

Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m.:
Opening Remarks

Speakers include
THE VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, DR. JILL BIDEN, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, Valerie Jarrett, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor, Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress, Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls

9:20 a.m.: FIRST PLENARY: Family Matters

Panelists include: Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University, Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO of EY, Makini Howell, Small Business Owner (Seattle, WA), Mary Kay Henry Young, President of Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

11:00 a.m.: BREAKOUTS
BREAKOUT 1:  Hourly Workers

Panelists include:
Jennifer Piallat, CEO and Owner of Zazie, Maureen Conway, Executive Director of the Economic Opportunities Program at the Aspen Institute, Ai-Jen Poo, Director of the Domestic Workers Alliance, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

BREAKOUT 2:  Compensation

Panelists include:
Dane Atkinson, CEO of SumAll, Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Beth Williams, CEO of Roxbury Technology, Victoria Budson, Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Minnesota Speaker Paul Thissen

BREAKOUT 3:  Evaluation & Assessment Tools

Panelists include:
Carol Evans, President of Working Mother Magazine, Ellen Galinsky, President of the Families & Work Institute, Megan Beyer, Founder of EDGE Certification Foundation

BREAKOUT 4:  Young Women Leaders

Panelists include:
Melanie Campbell, Executive Director of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Anne Marie Chavez, CEO of Girl Scouts USA, Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD), Sarah Bird, CEO of Moz Technology

12:30 p.m.: SECOND PLENARY: A 21st Century Economy that Works for Business and Workers

Speakers include:
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, Betsey Stevenson, Member, Council of Economic Advisors

Panelists include:

Bob Moritz, CEO of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Sheila Marcelo, CEO of, Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO, Nick Bloom, Professor of Economics at Stanford University, Kim Jordan, CEO, New Belgium Brewing Company

1:40 p.m.: THE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA Delivers Remarks

Additional speakers:
Maria Shriver, Ellen Bravo, President and Founder, Family Values at Work

3:15 p.m.: BREAKOUTS

BREAKOUT 1: Talent Attraction and Retention

Panelists include:
Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson and Johnson, Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, Debra Ness, President of the National Partnership for Women and Families, Sunil Kumar, Dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Randy Garutti, CEO of Shake Shack

BREAKOUT 2:  Structure of the workplace

Panelists include:
Nancy Lyons, President and CEO of Clockwork Media, Andy Shallal, CEO of Busboys and Poets, Kathleen Christensen, Program Director at the Alfred R. Sloan Foundation, The Honorable Katherine Archuletta, Director of the Office of Personnel Management

BREAKOUT 3:  Caregiving

Panelists include:  
David H. Lissy, CEO of Bright Horizons, Ariel Kalil, Professor at the University of Chicago, Nancy Duff Campbell, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center, Eva Blum, The PNC Foundation, Chair & President, Gail Hunt, CEO, National Alliance for Caregiving

BREAKOUT 4:  STEM and Non-Traditional Jobs

Panelists include:
Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, Patrice D’Eramo, Public Sector Vice President at Cisco Systems, Rosalind Hudnel, Vice President, Human Resources at Intel Corporation, Avis Yates Rivers, President & CEO of Technology Concepts, Connie Ashbrook, Executive Director at Oregon Tradeswoman, Inc.

4:30 p.m.: THIRD PLENARY: Career Ladders and Leadership

Panelists include:
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation , Katherine Phillips, Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics at the Columbia Business School, Debra Lee, CEO of B.E.T. , Gloria Steinem, Activist


Speakers include:
THE FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA, Robin Roberts, Anchor, ABC’s Good Morning America

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