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Register today for the WV Women Moving Forward Virtual Summit

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Register today to participate in the West Virginia Women Moving Forward Virtual Summit Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.

We know that the struggle is real for many West Virginia families juggling COVID-19 uncertainties, work, family life and back-to-school challenges. Indeed, the COVID daily grind is getting to us all.

We know your time is precious, but we also know the importance of coming together in these difficult times. 

So WV Women Moving Forward, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, the West Virginia Chamber and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation have developed an uplifting program to unwind with fellow West Virginians and hear about authentic solutions from national leaders who can inspire us to become a better West Virginia for women, for families and for our economic well-being. 

How can we balance everything, everyday? We will dig into that question and more. A particular focus will dial in to balancing work, education, dependent care and family needs. Workforce flexibility and the need to address equal pay for equal work will also be discussed.

The virtual event is free and open to the public. 

Register here for the virtual summit. 

WV Women Moving Forward Virtual Summit Agenda

9 a.m. | Welcome 
E. Gordon Gee, President, West Virginia University
Jerome Gilbert, President, Marshall University

9:10 a.m. | The 2020 effect on women’s economic issues and how to move ahead
Tom Barkin, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

9:35 a.m.  | Capturing the true value of women at work
Gloria Blackwell, Senior Vice President of Fellowships and Programs, American Association of University Women

10 a.m. | The struggle is real: In her words
Francesca Donner, The New York Times Gender Director and Editor of In Her Words, The New York Times

10:50 a.m. | Taking a stand where we live: Developing solutions that really work for US
Hadeel Anabtawi, Founder, The Alchemist Lab

11:15 a.m. | Learning Reimagined: Exciting kids to learn through the online world
Emily Calandrelli, Emmy- nominated TV host and author, Xploration Station and Emily's Wonder Lab

11:35 a.m. | The New Workforce: Meeting the moment and moving ahead
Gene Barr, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Steve Roberts, President and CEO, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce