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The Equal Pay Conversation: Steps Toward Equity

April 04, 2017 Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

A joint effort of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau


  • April 4, 2017
    10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

10:30 a.m. Check-in and Lunch
11:00 a.m. Welcome
Mary Jo Polidore
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Opening Remarks
Grace Protos
U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau
11:30 a.m. Impact of Education, Childcare
Mary Valadez
Dallas Women’s Foundation

Dallas Women’s Foundation will present its most recent findings on childcare and education from its “Economic Issues for Women in Texas 2017” report.

11:50 a.m. Community Development and Workforce Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Elizabeth Sobel Blum
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Sobel Blum will discuss the Dallas Fed’s Community Development efforts in workforce development and corresponding work in communities.

12:10 a.m. Break
12:20 a.m. Workforce Development Overview

Laurie Bouillion Larrea
President, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas

Larrea will present an overview of the workforce system and include a discussion of the shift toward emphasizing the importance of nontraditional occupations and apprenticeships for women.

12:40 p.m. Attracting and Retaining Diverse Talent
Lisa Ong

Ong will present findings from a new global women’s study released by PwC, with an overview of key highlights for companies wanting to hire more female talent.

Kelley Johnson
Kelley Johnson Enterprises

Johnson will address personal leadership steps toward equity and how to advocate for career advancement.

1:15 p.m. Roundtables and Networking
2:00 p.m. Adjourn
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