On May 12th, I was proud to serve as a featured panelist at the NYC Regional event as part of the US Department of Labor/White House Summit on Working Families.
It was a great event, featuring Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, NYC Mayor Bill DiBlasio, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, four members of NY’s Congressional delegation, work-family advocates who successfully lobbied for paid parental leave in three states and for paid sick days in many jurisdictions, entrepreneurs, executives of progressive companies, and me. Here are some photos from the day.
Me speaking as part of the “private sector solutions” panel. Along with execs from Glamour, Shake Shack and L’Oreal, and two entrepreneurs.
The Alexander Hamilton US Customs House in NYC. A nice place for a panel discussion!
A post-it board so that audience members can write down their thoughts and questions for the Dept of Labor to consider going forward
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez’s wise post-it note
A packed house
My panel at the NYC Regional White House Summit on Working Families
Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett, taking audience questions
My panel, backstage
Getting miked up and ready backstage (Valerie Jarret in orange)
The “public sector solutions” panel, including those who fought for paid paternity leave in California and NJ, and for paid sick leave in NYC
While all participants discussed working dads issues, none did so as passionately as Labor Secretary Thomas Perez
NYC Mayor Bill DiBlasio. paid sick leave was one of his first accomplishments
My congresswoman, Nita Lowey
Me and Valerie Jarret in the front row!
I’ll write up some of my impressions from the event later this week. You can also go to twitter using the #workingfamilies hashtag to read the live tweets from me and many others during the event
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