Start Date: 10/3/2019 8:30 AM EDT
End Date: 10/3/2019 10:00 AM EDT
Venue Name: Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP Location:
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20003
Online Registration is now closed, you can register onsite at the event.
Presented by: Employment Law, Community Projects/Legal Advocacy and Women in Public Service/Politics Committee
Confirmed Speakers Include:
Hampton Dellinger, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
Lindsay Gibbs, Freelance Sports Reporter and Co-Host, Burn It All Down Podcast
Ashland Johnson, Founder and President, Inclusion Playbook
Even if you aren’t into soccer, you most likely know that the US Women’s National Team for soccer won the 2019 World Cup. What you may not be aware of is that the USWNT recently sued the US Soccer Federation (USSF) for discrimination because of major disparities in pay and working conditions. This lawsuit highlights a growing movement in athletics where professional women athletes are challenging unequal treatment in the workplace from the Women’s National Basketball Association to the Women’s National Hockey League.
Join us for a timely discussion on gender equity in women’s sports exploring the realities and legal implications of disparities in pay, working conditions, and professional opportunities in women’s athletics. We will also learn about the strategies women athletes are using to attain gender equity and the ways we can be supportive in these efforts.
A light breakfast will be served.
Advanced Registration Cost:
Student Members $15
Student Members $20
Light Breakfast will be served.
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