Join us on Saturday, December 3rd to hear from movement leaders on a strategy kickoff call on the United Day of Women. We’ll be discussing key issues like voting rights, racial justice and reproductive health with the women who are leading the charge on the front lines.
Taylor Barnes, Director of The United State of Women
The United State of Women worked in partnership with the White House to convene the inaugural United State of Women Summit. They continue to be the megaphone for the gender equality movement, including issues like equal pay and closing the women’s wealth gap. The United State of Women focuses on promoting actionable solutions, highlighting movement leaders, and developing a campaign surrounding a public equal pay pledge. Previously, Taylor served in a variety of political arenas ranging from 2012 Democratic Convention and Presidential Campaign, to the National Women’s Business Council. In 2014, Taylor stepped back from politics and into entrepreneurship when she started a craft brewery with several business partners. She currently serves as the Director of the United State of Women.
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls
Valerie Jarrett is the Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls. She has worked throughout her tenure at the White House to mobilize elected officials, business and community leaders, and diverse groups of advocates behind efforts to strengthen and improve access to the middle class, to boost American businesses and our economy, and to champion equality and opportunity for all Americans. From ongoing campaigns to end sexual assault, raise the minimum wage, advocate workplace policies that empower working families, and promote entrepreneurship and early childhood education, Ms. Jarrett has helped the President develop a broad coalition of partners to execute a robust agenda.
Brittany Packnett, Co-Founder of Campaign Zero and Black Lives Matter Activist
Brittany Packnett’s activism took off on the front lines of the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, MI, and has dedicated her life to fighting for racial and social justice. As an educator, she is the vice president of national community alliances for Teach for America. As an activist, she is the co-founder of Campaign Zero, a comprehensive policy platform to end police violence in America, and a member of President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force.
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Founder and CEO of MomsRising
Kristin is the CEO and Founder of MomsRising and has been involved in public policy and grassroots engagement for more than two decades. MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization addresses critical issues affecting women, mothers, and families. The organization supports and promotes policies aimed at improving family economic security; helping families, children, and businesses thrive; and to ending discrimination against women and mothers.
Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO of Voto Latino
Maria Teresa Kumar serves as the President and CEO of Voto Latino a nonpartisan, civic media organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The organization deploys marketing campaigns that leverage new media and technology to encourage Latinos to participate in the political process. Under her leadership, Voto Latino has played a critical role in national elections, directly registering over 225,000 new voters and influencing millions more through viral, celebrity-driven campaigns.
Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
As president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Ms. Richards leads a movement that has worked for nearly 100 years to build a healthier and safer world for women and teens. Every year, approximately 650 Planned Parenthood affiliate health centers nationwide provide healthcare services to 2.5 million patients, and sex education and outreach to 1.5 million people. Planned Parenthood’s website — plannedparenthood.org — receives 60 million visits a year from individuals seeking health care services and education in both English and Spanish.
Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls
Tina Tchen serves as Assistant to the President, Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, and Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls. Tchen advances the first lady’s signature causes — fighting childhood obesity, supporting military families and showcasing the arts — while assisting her in high-profile social events.