Women Leading Business & Labor Event
GCRI member Women’s Fund of Rhode Island hosted a “Women Leading in Business & Labor” event with Senator Jack Reed on March 10. Over 100 women from across a variety of business sectors came to learn from Tejal Tarro of AWE and the RI Commission on Women & Girls; Jen Hetzel-Silbert of Opportunity@Work; Maureen Martin of the AFL-CIO and Sierra Barter of The Lady Project. Together with Senator Reed, the panelists shared innovative ways that businesses, nonprofit organizations and labor groups are working to get more women involved in non-traditional career paths and secure more representation in leadership roles at companies and in politics. Senator Reed also shared the best ways to engage with legislators on important issues.