Public Invited to Open Sessions During Vision 2020's 7th National Congress

A Message from the President of Vision 2020

  • A panel of research leaders will discuss "What We Know" as a basis for shaping what comes next. Details below.

  • We will announce a rebranding of Vision 2020, continuing the work to change the attitudes and institutions that perpetuate gender inequality.

All that and more is in store for all who register for free public access to open sessions of Vision 2020's 7th National Congress, June 15-16. The event will be webcast from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for live viewing online.
View the full National Congress agenda on the Women 100 website. Updates will be made to that web page as they occur
Save the date — Thursday, August 26, National Women's Equality Day — for the grand finale of Vision 2020's yearlong Women 100 celebration: an expanded Toast to Tenacity event, live outdoors in Philadelphia and webcast for online participation nationally.

We are in talks to make Toast to Tenacity the kickoff to a four-day City of Sisterly Love Celebration involving our Proud Partners, Allies and others. Announcement coming soon!
Lynn H. Yeakel, Founder and President, Vision 2020
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Page Talbott curated Vision 2020's Seat at the Table exhibition.

Curator-led Tour of Women's Equality Exhibition 

Tuesday, June 15, 1 - 2 p.m. ET
The public is invited to join exhibition curator Page Talbott and Vision 2020 executive assistant Keyonna Douglas for a very special virtual guided tour of the Seat at the Table Exhibition. The tour will be followed by a live 20-minute Q&A in which Page will answer questions from the audience. Page has been a curator, exhibition developer and interpretive planner for museums, historical societies, and historic house museums for nearly 40 years.

The tour is part of Vision 2020's 7th National Congress and among several Congress sessions in which the public can take part virtually at no charge.
The exhibition on women's progress since winning the right to vote is installed at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. It links the past to the present, connecting historical stories with contemporary issues. The goals are to raise awareness and start conversations around women’s suffrage and its ties to current social movements, and to inspire the next generation of civic engagement as we continue working toward gender equity. 
Register here for free public access to open sessions of the Vision 2020 National Congress, including the curator-led tour.

Vision 2020 thanks SEI for being the title sponsor of the National Congress.

“What We Know” Panel Discussion

Tuesday, June 15, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

The first step in shaping the future is understanding the present. That truism is the impetus for a virtual conversation among some of the sharpest analytical minds in the country. Panelists will place our current moment in context by exploring what we know about women’s position in society, the changing landscape women navigate, and the particular barriers faced by women of color. 

The public is invited to join the conversation, which will be moderated by Seramount CEO Subha Barry. The panel will feature: 

Register here for free public access to open sessions of the Vision 2020 National Congress, including the "What We Know" panel discussion.

Vision 2020 thanks SEI and QVC for sponsoring the National Congress.
Vision 2020 Coalition
Research co-authored by Roberta "Bobbi" Liebenberg has resulted in an American Bar Association report on the pandemic's impact on lawyers, especially women.
Mothers and Women of Color Bear Heaviest Pandemic Burdens Among Lawyers

Lawyers feel overwhelmed by the pressures of their work — and the pandemic has greatly exacerbated the disproportionate burdens and pressures that women lawyers, particularly those with young children, and lawyers of color were already facing.

That is among the key findings of the new report “Practicing Law in the Pandemic and Moving Forward,” which is based on a nationwide survey of 4,200 lawyers by Roberta "Bobbi" Liebenberg and Stephanie Scharf in collaboration with the American Bar Association. Bobbi serves on the Vision 2020 National Leadership Circle.

"Our report also sets forth data-based best practices to assist legal employers as we emerge from the pandemic and to develop new approaches to create a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and transparency," Bobbi told Vision 2020. Read summary. Read full report.

Meet Six Women of the 1700s Who Defied Gender Conventions to Pursue Careers in Science

Tuesday, May 27, 6 p.m. ET

Athenaeum of Philadelphia, a Women 100 Proud Partner, is hosting a free event, "Women of Science in the French Enlightenment — A Sextet with Nina Gelbart." Nina will discuss her new book, Minerva’s French Sisters: Women of Science in Enlightenment France.

The book brings back to life six intrepid female investigators of nature: a mathematician, an astronomer, a field naturalist, a botanist, an anatomist and a chemist. Their stories demonstrate how courage, curiosity, keen intelligence and perseverance helped them defy the gender conventions of their day. Learn more and register.
Author Nina Rattner Gelbart is professor of history and Anita Johnson Wand Professor of Women's Studies at Occidental College.
Thirty Percent Coalition Takes Notice That Women Now Hold Almost a Third of S&P 500 Board Seats

Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, executive director, says the Thirty Percent Coalition, a Vision 2020 Allied Organization, is cheering the news from Bloomberg that corporate boards are adding more women and minorities even though the Securities and Exchange Commission has not yet ruled on a Nasdaq plan requiring board diversity for companies to be listed.

"The pressure is on for boards to diversify, and it’s working ... The momentum has been driven largely by controversial quotas, similar to the rule proposed by Nasdaq," Bloomberg reported.

Evidence cited: "Since last June, 145 S&P 500 companies have added at least one Black director, Latino board appointments at public companies quadrupled from a year ago, and women for the first time hold almost a third of all seats on the S&P 500." Read Bloomberg article.

Vision 2020 Advisor to Join Leadership Team at The New School

Renée T. White, provost of Wheaton College in Massachusetts, will be joining The New School in New York City as provost and executive vice president in August.

She will continue to serve on the Vision 2020 National Leadership Circle. Renée also serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education

"This is a very exciting move for me professionally and personally, since I am originally from New York City and still have some family there," Renée told Vision 2020.
New Vision 2020 Allied Organization

The Coalition welcomes:
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Her Flag will be displayed June 9 through July 12 on an exterior wall of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. A nationwide art and travel project created by Marilyn Artus with 36 fellow women artists, Her Flag honors the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote through adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The flag has 36 stripes — representing the 36 states that ratified the 19th Amendment by 1920 — and spans 18 by 36 feet. Learn more.
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