Blueprint for Investing in Women Age 25-59
Join us for a presentation of the findings of Blueprint for Investing in Women Age 25-59 from Susan Leicher, author of Blueprint for Investing in Women series as well as a panel discussion featuring:
Ana Aguirre, Executive Director of United Community Centers
Dina Bakst, Co-Founder and Co-President of A Better Balance
Kavita Mehra, Executive Director of Sakhi for South Asian Women
Beverly Tillery, Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project
Moderated by Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Senior Advisor, President of Hunter College and the Former Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
5:30 P.M. – Check In
6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. – Report Findings and Panel Discussion
7:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. – Reception with refreshments and snacks
In New York City, women of color and immigrant women, age 25-59 bear the main brunt of responsibility for both raising and providing for their own families; for furnishing the labor force that undergirds the economy; and for leading the projects that sustain their communities.
For more than three decades, a roster of determined grassroots women-led organizations have worked to improve the economic security, safety, health, and empowerment of this critical segment of the population. Through advocacy, community organizing, and direct service programs, they have been helping women and LGBTQI individuals across the city’s low-income communities to access better employment options, escape and heal from violence, enjoy better health and reproductive health, and achieve more meaningful representation in vital decision-making forums.
The report offers an overview of the demographics and situations of women and LGBTQI individuals whom the organizations work with, analyses their main areas of focus and descriptions of their most effective programs, and provides recommendations for ongoing or new action.