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Book Discussion with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney: Women’s Equality…Why Not Now?

maloney book.jpgThis past election season, Senator Hillary Clinton proved that a woman can run for president. She astonished thousands of people -- men and women -- who never believed that a woman could get so close to becoming Commander in Chief in their lifetimes.

Although Senator Clinton broke through the glass ceiling, women across the country are still struggling for equality. When you look at the numbers, the inequalities that exist between men and women are staggering. Women earn 80% of what their male counterparts earn right out of school, and in 2007, women were paid 77 cents for every dollar that men were paid. This wage gap costs the average female full-time employee between $700,000 and $2 million over the course of her career. And it's not just wages where women are falling behind -- the numbers on healthcare, education, poverty and reproductive freedom tell the same story.

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney is addressing this issue head-on. In her new book, Rumors of Our Progress have been Greatly Exaggerated: Why Women’s Lives Aren’t Getting any Easier—and How We can Make Real Progress for Ourselves and Our Daughters—she exposes the myth that women have achieved equal status with men in American society.

Join us the morning of Monday, June 23 for a breakfast discussion with Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney that will feature a lively conversation on the status of women in society and the policies necessary to close the gender gap.

Guest speakers include:*

Kim Gandy
President, National Organization for Women

Hon. Christine Quinn
Speaker, New York City Council

Congresswoman Pat Schroeder
President and CEO, American Association of Publishers, Inc.

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Moderated By:
Andrea Batista Schlesinger
Executive Director, Drum Major Institute for Public Policy

MONDAY, JUNE 23 8:00am-9:30am

Kimmel Center at New York University
Shorin Performance Studio
60 Washington Square South, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10012

Space is limited. RSVP and registration are required. Admission is free. Please RSVP by email to: or by phone to 646.274.5700.

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Jun 16, 2008 in Drum Major Institute
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