A joint forum hosted by the Hamilton Project, LeanIn.Org, and Stanford Law School.
On October 19, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, LeanIn.Org, and Stanford Law School co-hosted a forum at Stanford University exploring public policies to promote women’s economic opportunity.
The forum included a fireside chat with Facebook chief operating officer and LeanIn.Org founder Sheryl Sandberg and remarks by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin and Stanford Law School Dean M. Elizabeth Magill. The forum also featured three moderated roundtable discussions on topics including: advancing women’s participation in the workforce; expanding access to affordable, high-quality childcare; and building lifelong economic security.
In conjunction with this event, The Hamilton Project at Brookings released a new book entitled The 51%: Driving Growth through Women’s Economic Participation, which consists of policy proposals on a range of topics including: expanding access to paid sick leave, parental leave, and childcare; promoting fair scheduling and pay transparency; safeguarding the economic security of older women; and improving tax incentives for working women. The event will also include discussion of LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace 2017, a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America.
9:00 AM Registration Opens
10:00 AM Opening Remarks
M. Elizabeth Magill
Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean
Stanford Law School
Robert E. Rubin
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary
Co-Chair Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations
10:15 AM Roundtable: Making Work Pay: Advancing Women’s Participation in the Labor Force
National Partnership for Women & Families
Washington Center for Equitable Growth
SEIU Local 2015
Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Professor of Economics and Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley