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New England Women’s Policy Conference

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Save the Date!
Friday, November 18, 2016
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., cocktail reception to follow

McCormack Graduate School's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP) hosts the second biennial New England Women’s Policy Conference (NEWPC) on Friday, November 18, 2016 on the UMass Boston campus in the campus center ballrooms.

This year's conference will address the economic status and security of diverse groups of women across the region. Furthermore, the 2016 conference is built on the model of cross-sector involvement, to create policy change and supports collaboration among leaders and stakeholders from the private, public, and nonprofit sector. Only through collaborations and partnerships across sectors can we create significant improvements in the economic situation of women and families.

During the afternoon, we will be focusing on the issue areas detailed in our Call to Action. Attendees choose a track, which includes two 90-minute sessions on research, policy and legislative approaches to five different issue areas:  

  1. Pay Equity
  2. Workforce Development
  3. Paid Family and Medical Leave
  4. the Early Care and Education Workforce
  5. the Elder Care Workforce

Be sure to read the panel descriptions on our conference website.

The Call to Action document created at the last conference will continue to guide our policy focus at this year’s conference. Focus issues include the early care and education workforce, raising the minimum wage, wage equality, and more.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Sign up quickly because tickets are limited!

Join the CWPPP mailing list to receive more details about the conference as they become available.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.