Community Briefing: Advancing Equity for African American Women in the Workforce

This multi-agency event provides a community briefing on Advancing Equity for African American Women in the Workforce. This is an opportunity to hear directly from senior leaders from across U.S. Department of Labor and other key agencies including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Small Business Administration, and the Chicago Federal Executive Board. They will also have a panel of experts working collaboratively with State and federal partners who will share promising practices. Please see agenda below.

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I. Opening Remarks: Wendy Chun-Hoon, Director, Women’s Bureau

Moderator: Gina Rodriguez, Regional Administrator,Women’s Bureau

II. DOL Program Briefing: 

 Jason Palmer, Regional Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Rose Zibert, Acting Regional Administrator, Employment & Training Administration (ETA)

Zina L. Watkins, Regional Director, Job Corps

Dean Guido, Regional Director, Chicago Office of Apprenticeship

Jean Brown, Regional Administrator, VETS

Sheneen Ammons-Alexander, IL Assistant Director, VETS

William JDonovan, Chicago Regional Administrator, Lisa Sciolaro, OSHA Region 5 Labor Liaison

Ryan Hodge, Kansas City Acting Regional Administrator, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Michael Lazzeri, Regional Administrator, Wage and Hour Division

Carmen Navarro, Regional Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

III. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Regina Husar, Outreach & Education Coordinator

IV. Small Business Administration: Bo Steiner, District Director

V. Chicago Federal Executive Board: Edgar Delgado, Executive Director

VI. Federal Q&A

VII. DOL Women’s Bureau Partners:

Mothering Justice, Danielle Atkinson, Founding Director

Women Employed, Cherita Ellens, President and CEO

YMCA of Metro Chicago, Dorri McWhorter, President & CEO

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Nicole R. Robinson, CEO

VIII. Stakeholder Q&A / Open Forum

IX. Upcoming Events & Engagement Opportunities

X. Adjourn

Start Time

10:00 am

February 18, 2022

Finish Time

12:00 pm

February 18, 2022