New America
1899 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 12:15 pm – 2:30 pm

You can advance in the office and still make it work at home if you are just committed enough to your career. That is the mantra that many powerful women grew up with and have sought to pass to the next generation. Then, in July 2012, Anne-Marie Slaughter challenged that logic with her groundbreaking article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.”

Women are making progress at the top, even if very slowly. But what about women in the middle and at the bottom of the income scale? In 1970 Gloria Steinem called for a feminism that would build bridges across race and class, that would lift all women. Thirty-five years later, what kind of progress have we made? Have we broadened the movement to be more inclusive of modern families? How has the conversation about work, life, family, and women’s leadership permeated historically inflexible offices and nontraditional work environments?

Join New America President and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter and other experts for a discussion about how far we are from making the integration of work and life a reality for Americans regardless of race or class.

Follow the discussion online using #NewBalancingAct and following @NewAmerica.


12:15 pm Keynote

Anne-Marie Slaughter @SlaughterAM
President and CEO, New America

12:30 pm The Act Across Communities

Jessica González-Rojas @jgonzalez_rojas
Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Leroy Hughes @CBMNational
Executive Director, Concerned Black Men National

Michele Zavos
Partner, Zavos Juncker Law Group PLLC

Brigid Schulte @BrigidSchulte
Staff Writer, The Washington Post
Author, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

1:30 pm Stepping Back: Who Can’t Get In On the Act?

Tyra Mariani @tyram25
Managing Partner, Opportunity @Work

1:45 pm Off Balance At Work?

Anne-Marie Slaughter @SlaughterAM
President and CEO, New America

Carol Joyner @LaborProject
Director, Labor Project for Working Families

Barbara Byrne @bmbyrne76
Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Barclays

Maria Simon @MariaCSimon
Senior Partner, The Geller Group

Liza Mundy @lizamundy
Director, Breadwinning & Caregiving Program