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You’re Invited:Where are the Green Jobs for Women?

Posted by gansie on September 10, 2010

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
The United States Studies Program
Where are the Green Jobs for Women?

By all accounts, the “Green Economy” holds out great promise for the United States—not only for the nation’s natural environment but also for its economic climate. Policymakers assert that government investments in green initiatives can produce 20 percent more jobs than traditional economic stimulus measures. Women, however, are not finding as much employment in the green economy as men. Why is this so? The United States Studies Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is planning a conference to explore this question.

Monday, September 13, 2010

1:00 p.m. Introduction
1:15 p.m. National Trends
3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. Women’s Pathways to the Green Economy
5:00 p.m. Adjournment
All panels will be held in the 6th Floor Auditorium
This is a free public event, but RSVPs are requested.
Please respond with acceptances only to usstudies@wilsoncenter.org

Program

Panel I: National Trends
Sara Manzano- Diaz, Director of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
Debbie Frett, CEO, Business and Professional Women’s Foundation
Yvonne Liu, Senior Research Associate, The Applied Research Center
Joan Kuriansky, Executive Director, Wider Opportunities for Women
Wanda Ward, Office of the Director, National Science Foundation
Shari Shapiro, lawyer/author, Philadelphia
Panel II: Women’s Pathways to the Green Economy
Camille Cormier, Director of Local Programs and Policy, Wider Opportunities for Women
Michele Parrott, Green Program Coordinator, Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles
Kit Williams, Project Manager, Green Jobs Pipeline for Women, Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
Tiffany Bluemle, Executive Director, Vermont Works for Women
Virginia Williams,  Senior Director for Green Jobs and Special, Initiatives, ResCare, Inc.

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One Response to “You’re Invited:Where are the Green Jobs for Women?”

  1. Gillian said

    Unfortunately, there are not much green jobs available to individuals who live in urban areas. I work with veterans who are female or single head-of-household in Los Angeles, CA. Many training opportunities available are gov’t sponsored. However, once training is completed veterans must travel to outside of his/her community to find these employment opportunities. Green jobs have become a fantastic buzzword and we are encouraged to place our veterans going through our programs in green jobs. However, someone forgot to give us the forked stick that leads to the “abundance” of green jobs

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