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Jun 23, 2014

NCBCP President Speaks to Future Leaders at The White House Summit on Working Families

PHOTO CAPTION: Washington, DC - Panelists look on as Valerie Jarrett (far right), senior advisor to President Obama, brings introductory remarks to the audience of young women gathered for the panel, "Young Women Leaders," held during the recent White House Summit on Working Families. Listening as Jarrett speaks are (L-R): Sarah Bird, CEO, Moz Technology; Anne Marie Chavez, CEO, Girl Scouts USA; Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD); Campbell, convener, Black Women's Roundtable and president and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; and Neera Tanden, president, Center for American Progress.

The panel focused on the challenges that young women face in the workforce and on the policies that matter for young women: Promotion/Leadership Gap, Minimum Wage, Equal Pay, etc. It also allowed the the young ladies to discuss what the next generation can do to pave the way for women's leadership.

President Campbell talked about some of the challenges and opportunities that hindered or propelled her development as a leader and significant challenges facing young women leaders today.

The White House Summit on Working Families brought together over 1000 businesses, economists, labor leaders, policymakers, advocates, and citizens for a national conversation about how we can create workplace policies that give modern American families the best chance to succeed at work and at home.


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