Marching In Place: The Great Recession, Low-Income Working Women and Economic Inequality

Marching In Place: The Great Recession, Low-Income Working Women and Economic Inequality For the first time in history, women account for half of America's workforce, according to the recent Shriver Report. As the recession reshapes America’s workforce, women are less likely to lose their jobs than men. Is this progress? Women earn only 77¢ for every dollar earned by men, up a mere 13¢ from 1963. In New York City, important workforce strategies focus on single mothers, yet many working women are struggling with poverty. What effect has the recession had on women’s equality in the workplace, and what are the repercussions for low-income working women?

With: Sue Kelly, Former U.S. Representative (R-NY) Page S. Gardner, Founder and President, Women’s Voices. Women Vote Irasema Garza, President, Legal Momentum, Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund Mark Greenberg, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Samantha Pugh, Director of Workforce Development, Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)

Moderator: Valeria Fernández, Independent Reporter, Feet in Two Worlds

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The Bill Green Forum memorializes the late Honorable Bill Green (1929-2002), who represented the East Side of Manhattan in Congress from 1978-1992. Bill Green was an independent thinker who frequently crossed the aisle to collaborate on critical issues such as the environment, urban policy and affordable housing. He served as a trustee of The New School and a board member of Milano. This forum series, which pays tribute to his deep commitment to bipartisanship, is generously funded by the Taconic Foundation, on whose board he also served.

Additional support provided by the Sirus Fund and the Milano Foundation.