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The Century of the Woman

Century of the Woman

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The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote nationally.

It was a historic achievement that substantially expanded voting rights nationally. Yet, it left many women behind.

The Hill’s The Century of the Woman will bring together remarkable women leaders and decision-makers to discuss progress and the barriers that remain.

The event, taking place over three sessions, will explore celebrate the strides made in women’s rights in the past century while exposing the lack of true equality and the daily challenges women continue to face today.

We will recognize women who have confronted the system and broken the mold. These women are rewiring our social gravity in ways that make our world fairer, better, and stronger.


Wednesday, September 30

Sessions beginning at 11:00AM ET/8:00AM PT

The Power of Representation (11:00AM ET-12:30PM ET)

Women make up 51% of the U.S. population. But they make up only about 25 percent of Congress and other legislative bodies. The statistics are even more stark for women of color. How can barriers to women running for public office at all levels be eliminated?

A Seat at the Decision Making Table (1:30PM ET-3:00PM ET)

Gender struggles are not new to the workplace but progress has been uneven and slow. Women make 82 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Women are promoted more rarely than men — at all levels. The C-Suite is still out of reach, especially for women of color. Discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace affect more women than men. How do we achieve parity in the workplace? We will hear from employers, employees and those who are shaking up the status quo.

A Society of Equals (3:30PM ET-4:45PM ET)

As we wrap up the day long program, we will seek to understand what building and writing rules for a just and fair society means in this day and age. How do we build the society we want to live in? We will hear from those who have scaled barriers, challenged the status quo and pushed for meaningful change.



  • Jennifer Carroll, Spokeswoman, Maggie’s List
  • Hon. Elaine Chao, Secretary, Department of Transportation
  • Jasmine Crowe, Founder, Goodr
  • Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS), Member, House of Representatives
  • Michelle De La Isla, Mayor, Topeka, KS
  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Sponsor, Paycheck Fairness Act
  • Jeffery Tobias Halter, President, YWomen
  • Mary Kay Henry, President, SEIU
  • Judith Heumann, Senior Fellow, Ford Foundation
  • Dolores HuertaFounder & President, Dolores Huerta Foundation; Labor Rights Advocate
  • Sallie Krawcheck, CEO, Ellevest
  • Lilly Ledbetter, Plantiff, Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co
  • Lauren McLean, Mayor, Boise
  • Betsy Price, Mayor, Fort Worth, TX
  • Gina Raimondo, Governor, Rhode Island
  • Sheila Ronning, CEO & Founder, Women in the Boardroom 
  • Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Former congresswoman, Florida
  • Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) , Democratic Chief Deputy Whip
  • Navrina Singh, Founder, CredoAI
  • Hon. Hilda Solis, Former Labor Secretary
  • Tina Tchen, President & CEO, TIME’S UP Now
  • Beverly Tillery, Executive Director, the New York City Anti-Violence Project
  • Christine Todd Whitman, Former Governor,  New Jersey
  • Susannah Welford, CEO & Founder, Running Start
  • Dr. Heather Wilson, Former Air Force Secretary, current President, University of Texas, El Paso

Additional speakers to be announced

Sponsor Perspective

  • Marian Salzman, Senior Vice President, Global Communications, Philip Morris International


  • Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill
  • Julia Manchester, Political Reporter, The Hill
  • Aris Folley, Reporter, The Hill

Join the conversation using #TheHillWomen








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