Gender Equity: Mayor Announces Bay Area Women Summit

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Gender Equity:  Mayor Announces Bay Area Women Summit

Today San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Women’s Foundation of California and San Francisco City Administrator Naomi Kelly announced the Bay Area Women’s Summit, a landmark event that will bring together the most dynamic leaders in government, business, philanthropy, education and others, on Tuesday, June 21st  at Moscone Center North in San Francisco. The Summit will serve as a significant platform to engage influential leaders in the Bay Area and beyond in an action-oriented conversation that advances women’s equity, empowerment and opportunity in the region.

“San Francisco has long been at the forefront of social change and women’s rights, and we know we can, and must, do more to advance gender equity, particularly women’s economic empowerment,” said Mayor Lee. “The Bay Area Women’s Summit will be an opportunity to bring together influential leaders and the community to discuss policies and initiatives that will ensure women are participating in and fully benefiting from our robust economy. The Summit is unique in that it’s focused on the needs of the middle class, working class and working poor, action-oriented, and seeks to engage men in this important conversation as allies so that women, their families, and our cities can thrive and succeed.”