Public Policy

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Gateway to Equity Award in the Trib!
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Check out our mid year Public Policy Branch Report
Submitted by Peggy Schmiedecke, Public Policy Co-Chair
Catch up – Pittsburgh for CEDAW Coalition Members and Supporters!
From – Marcia Bandes, Chair, Pittsburgh for CEDAW Coalition

  1. 2017 Pittsburgh Gender Equity Update & 2018 Goals
  2. 2017 Pittsburgh for CEDAW Coalition Achievements & 2018 Goals
  3. Quick Actions You Can Take to Stay Engaged
  4. CHECK OUT MORE HERE Pittsburgh Cities for CEDAW Update 2017 – 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6:30 – 8:00 pm
La Roche College
Zappala College Center, Room PSC 101
9000 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Anne Hedgepeth

The Pittsburgh, North Hills Pittsburgh, & Fox Chapel Area
Branches of the (AAUW) American Association of University Women present: Anne Hedgepeth, Interim Vice President of  Public Policy & Government Relations, AAUW
Title: “Girls Just Want to Have Civil Rights: How to be an Advocate & Ally in the Fight for Equity”

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Women’s rights are at the forefront of a national conversation, from 2017’s Women’s March to today’s #MeToo movement. But to move beyond talk to real policy change, lawmakers must take action – and it’s up to advocates and allies to help move the needle. Hear from AAUW’s top policy adviser Anne Hedgepeth on the most pressing civil rights issues for women and girls and the crucial part YOU play in advancing gender equity.

As Interim Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations, Anne connects with stakeholders and policymakers on AAUW’s policy priorities and directs the organization’s field strategy. She successfully lead AAUW’s advocacy for passage of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, and the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act. A sought-after expert on issues impacting women and girls in education and the workplace, Anne has appeared in The Washington Post, Politico, NPR, USA Today, Forbes, and other outlets.
This event is free of charge and open to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged.

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The Executive Director for the Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission has been selected and the first commissioner is on board!
Congrats to anupama (anu) jain the new Executive Director and Lee Fogarty the new commissioner!

Anupama (Anu) Jain specializes in cross-sector diversity and inclusion education, with an emphasis on cultural competency, global awareness, and social justice.

After earning a PhD in literary and cultural studies, anu spent more than a decade in higher education conducting original research, teaching varied topics, and supporting equity initiatives. Her major publication is the book How to Be South Asian in America: Narratives of Ambivalence and Belonging (Temple University Press, 2011), which investigates how immigration patterns have changed America, including work, home, and families. The major narrative explored in the book is the American Dream.

In 2014, anu founded Inclusant, working with individual organizations, creating coalitions and networks, and designing original professional development programming.

Anu’s dedication and life experiences in addressing intersectional gender equity challenges makes her an excellent choice for the Gender Equity Executive Director.

Lee Fogarty has extensive Pittsburgh City Commission experience, having served for nearly a decade on the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations

In addition to her Commission experience, Lee is an active member of our Pittsburgh for CEDAW Steering committee and worked to pass the Gender Equity Ordinance.

In Pittsburgh, Lee has over 20 years of involvement with Zonta International – Pittsburgh Club. Zonta International has been involved in every successful City for CEDAW effort in the USA. Lee has also volunteered with the Women’s Center and Shelter, the American Association of University Women, the Executive Women’s Council of Greater Pittsburgh. She also brings expert qualifications as a mental health professional and executive coach.

Lee serves on the national Cities for CEDAW committee and participates in the annual commission on the Status of Women meetings at the UN. This year she presented the successful Pittsburgh for CEDAW Campaign!