The 2023 Engage Summit was titled “The State of the Majority” because Women Outnumber, Outvote and Outlive Men.™ The State of the Majority Summit covered an agenda inspired by the thread of a woman’s economic life with more than 200 in attendance.
Our panels discussed topics such as early childhood development, education and STEM, recruiting and promoting women, the motherhood penalty, childcare, accruing wealth, and building a secure retirement with Members of Congress, administration officials, corporate leaders, and leading policy experts.
This powerful day gave attendees a roadmap for women’s 2023 economic empowerment and success. You can view our 2023 Summit panel discussions and fireside chats below.
Snippets from our conversation:
“Through the Engage platform and umbrella, we have a real opportunity to bring together corporate America and Capitol Hill to drive a new dialogue addressing outdated laws affecting employment of the disability community. ”
Sara Hart Weir
“There seems to be a cloud around these Olympic Games, and it’s so unfortunate for these athletes and their families, our athletes who are so disciplined and so skilled.”
“I do think it’s okay to support our athletes who show up and participate in these Olympic Games because it’s an opportunity for them to showcase America and who we are and what we do. I also think it’s okay to have a public dialogue about what you disagree on about what the Chinese Communist Party is doing to its own people and to people around the world. But I say, root our athletes on even if they are in the darkest place in the world. We want them to be successful.”
The Honorable Mike Rogers
Watch the full event here with password: 0#auEK3#
On October 21st, Engage will host a summit to discuss the challenges a woman faces along the thread of her economic life – maternal mortality, pay inequity, caregiving burdens, retiring into poverty – and the commonsense, bipartisan path forward.
Come learn about the economic challenges that bind us together in the company of Members of Congress, Administration Officials, Corporate Executives, Leading Policy Experts, and Cultural Icons.
Join us for a conversation about what’s happening on the ground in DC this fall.
Learn about what’s in President Biden’s reconciliation bill, how the budget process works, what’s going to happen with paid family leave policy, and what’s causing the current spending fights. There will be ample opportunity for questions!
We look forward to having you at the Engage “Budget 101” zoom!
Thu, September 30, 2021
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM EDT
Featured speakers include U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (Iowa), U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38th), and Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer, AARP. The event will be moderated by Jean Chatzky, Financial Editor, NBC’s TODAY Show and CEO, HerMoney.com.
On Capitol Hill, it’s a rare moment when you come across a bill being spearheaded by both the Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor and the Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce that also has the support of the Biden Administration, dating all the way back to a 2020 campaign promise.
Please join us for a 40-minute, private briefing on the 80-year-old policy relic that allows employers to legally pay individuals with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage: Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Jumping off recent BCBSA research about the drop in childhood vaccinations during COVID, Engage was happy to host this panel that explored how family health is critical to women’s economic security.
Featured speakers included U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14th), Senior Vice President at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Justine Handelman and Department Chair & Associate Professor at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine Margot Savoy, MD, MPH. The event was moderated by POLITICO Healthcare Editor At-Large Joanne Kenen.
The vast majority of American women are, sadly, unprepared for retirement. ENGAGE was proud on March 3, 2021, to host a bipartisan conversation about how we can work to change that and secure women’s financial futures through common-sense solutions.
Our discussion, which featured U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (NH) and Susan Neely, President and CEO of American Council of Life Insurers (ALCI), was moderated by author and USA Today columnist Sophia Nelson.
Engage kicked off this series on September 30, 2020, with a conversation on cross-generational voting with Nancy LeaMond, EVP, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, AARP, and Layla Zaidane, executive director and COO, Millennial Action Project.
We celebrated productive bipartisanship at our third summit, held at the Council on Foreign Relations in February 2020. The program focused on caregiving, the future of aging, and entrepreneurship.
“We can’t solve the problems of today without the broadest tent possible.”
“How do we get more women, more people that ‘get it,’ into positions of power?”
“We should work less hours fewer days a week and continue working well after 65...this would provide a much higher quality of life.”
“Women don’t just have a seat at the table, we are setting the table! We can work together to solve women’s financial challenges.”
"Young people are not just voters—they're running for office at greater rates than ever before."
“I know there are so many female leaders in the room that are employing other women too. I think demonstrating, having that balance with your own family, is really important.”
Senator Tammy Baldwin
Senator Marsha Blackburn
Senator Susan Collins
Senator Joni Ernst
Senator Deb Fischer
Congresswoman Susan Brooks
Congresswoman Angie Craig
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
Congresswoman Carol Miller
Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood
Congresswoman Ann Wagner
Aaron Cummings Chief of Staff, Senator Chuck Grassley
Deputy Chief of Staff, Democratic Whip, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Legislative Director, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
Founder, Black Girl Venture
CEO, Ellig Group
EVP, Public Affairs, S&P Global
Coach, TED Speaker and Wildlife Warrior
Managing Director, Data Management, S&P Global Market Intelligence
then VP, Head of North America, Gov. Affairs & Public Policy, S&P Global
then Senior Director, Federal Affairs & Corporate Sustainability, PG&E
SVP, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer & Deputy General Counsel, PG&E
EVP, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, AARP
Senior Director Government Affairs, Gap Inc.
Founder & CEO, Strategies for Small Business
then VP, Strategic Growth Office, Best Buy
President & CEO, ACLI
SVP, U.S. Retail, H&R Block
Managing Partner, Principal to Principal
Founding Director, Stanford Center on Longevity
Consultant, S-3 Group
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner
Co-Founder, Mine the Gap
then President & CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Liesl Hickey, Partner
Director, Women & Girls Project, Katal Center for Health, Equity, & Justice
Actor and Bridge-Builder
New York Director, Criminal Justice Reform, FWD.us
then VP, Domestic Policy, Progressive Policy Institute
President & Founder, House Majority PAC
President, Domer Consulting
Partner, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Revolution
Resident Scholar, Economic Policy, American Enterprise Institute
Partner, Public Opinion Strategies
Mary Cathryn Ricker
then EVP, American Federation of Teachers
Priya Sarathy Jones
National Campaign Director, Fines and Fees Justice Center
Claudia Romo Edelman
Founder, We Are All Human Foundation
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Director of Retirement Security, Economic Policy Institute
Executive Director and COO, Millennial Action Project.
Former reporter, The New York Times & Vanity Fair
Sports Columnist, USA Today
Financial Editor, NBC’s TODAY show
MSNBC Contributor & President, Elrod Strategies
Betsy Fischer Martin
Executive Director, Women & Politics Institute, American University and former Executive Producer of NBC’s Meet the Press
Fashion Critic, The Washington Post
Criminal Justice Reporter, The Washington Pos
Columnist, The Washington Post
then Editor-in-Chief, Woman’s Day
Political Commentator, CNN
National Politics Columnist, The Washington Post
Congressional Editor, NPR's Washington Desk
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