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Monday, March 11 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Building economic security for women

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Women often survive in a near constant state of financial duress, simultaneously juggling the costs of housing, childcare, caregiving, health care and more. This interactive session will include leading voices, participating in a table discussion of sub-topics including workplace justice, childcare and universal preschool, affordable housing and aging and retirement. We will wrap up with concrete steps to advance economic security for all women.


Karen Kali

Manager of Special Initiatives, NCRC
Karen Kali leads the Special Initiatives work for NCRC, focused on aging in community, Age-Friendly Banking, healthy communities and other emerging areas. Karen’s career has focused on affordable housing, community development, engagement and advocacy. Prior to joining NCRC, Karen... Read More →


Lara Hinz

Director of Programs, Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)
Lara Hinz is the director of programs at WISER, the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement. WISER is a nonprofit organization that works to help women, educators and policymakers understand the important issues surrounding women’s retirement income. In her role, Lara oversees... Read More →

Helen Blank

Former Director, Child Care and Early Learning, National Women's Law Center
Helen Blank directed the Child Care and Early Learning work at the National Women’s Law Center and the Children’s Defense Fund. She authored and led the campaign for the enactment of the Child Care and Development Block Grant, the first federal child care legislation and led efforts... Read More →

Ruth Martin

Vice President, MomsRising
Martin is vice president of Workplace Justice Campaigns at MomsRising. Before joining MomsRising, Ruth worked at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she led a campaign to increase the public affairs capacity of affiliates. She established and led new initiatives at the... Read More →

Sehar Siddiqi

Policy Representative, National Association of REALTORS
Sehar Siddiqi is a policy representative with the National Association of Realtors (NAR), where she handles policy and programs related to real estate valuation, as well as federal policy related to FHA, VA and USDA housing programs and fair housing matters. Prior to joining NAR... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm EDT