Running in the Year of the Woman
A record number of women ran for and won Congressional seats in the 2018 Midterm Elections. In recognition of the historic gains women made and the role women played in the election, the DC Chapter of ChIPs held a post-election roundup event on November 13, 2018 focusing on the “Year of the Woman.” The event was held at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and the evening featured a very informative and inspiring panel discussion regarding the results and implications of this year’s Midterms, a look at voting rights issues, family and workplace policy issues that could get addressed in the 116th Congress and a view from a candidate.
Washington, DC Co-Chapter Leader Karin Norton, VP & Sr. Counsel at Samsung Electronics made the introductory remarks and moderated the panel discussion. Sarah Fleisch Fink, General Counsel and Director of Workplace Policy at National Partnership for Women and Families; Leigh Chapman, Director of Voting Rights Program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Michele Riley, former Montgomery County Council At-Large Primary candidate; and Francine Friedman, Senior Policy Counsel at Akin Gump served as panelists and provided an engaging and dynamic discussion.
The event was also webcast to a variety of locations where ChIPs members gathered to participate in the discussion. Watch the Post-Election: Year of the Woman panel discussion now.
A special thanks to Akin Gump for hosting the wondering evening and to all our amazing women panelists and guests. It truly was an inspiring evening.