Rep. Veasey Hosts Panel to Empower Women in the Workforce

Feb 8, 2019
Press Release

“Advancing Women Today” is a discussion with female business leaders and activists across North Texas to discuss how women; especially women of color, can grow in the workforce and overcome gender stereotypes.

Fort Worth, TX – Tomorrow, Saturday, February 9th, Rep. Veasey and special guest State Rep. Nicole Collier will host “Advancing Women Today,” to bring together female leaders across North Texas in a panel discussion on ways to end wage disparity and overcome gender stereotypes in the workplace. 

“We can’t wait any longer for pay equity,” said Congressman Veasey. “If working women in Texas were paid the same as men for equal work, the poverty rate would be reduced by 51 percent. That’s why I’m excited for a discussion with female leaders across North Texas to share how we can continue to elevate women and women of color in the workforce.”

According to a data report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Texas’ economy continues to suffer when women are not paid equally to men. At the current rate of growth, women in Texas will not receive pay equity until 2049. Rep. Veasey seeks to foster a conversation to empower women and give them the tools to optimize their skillsets in the workforce. He will be joined by successful women in various job sectors across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

WHO:
Congressman Marc Veasey 
Moderator:  La Tonya Woodson
Panelists:
State Representative Nicole Collier, District 95
Carol Klocek, CEO for Transforming Lives 
Lillie Biggins, former President of Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth
Olga Naranjo, Small Business Owner
Anette Soto Landeros, Hispanic Women’s Network  

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, February 9th
10:00 AM- 11:30AM

LOCATION:
One Safe Place 
1100 Hemphill St. 
Fort Worth, TX 76104

The event is free and open to the public. 

MEDIA:
This event is open to the press.  Media is invited to interview the Congressman post-event. To RSVP, please contact Anna Pacilio at anna.pacilio@mail.house.gov or at (202) 590-6054.