Women100: Women's Leadership Forums

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Wednesday, November 4 2020 10:00 AM 4:30 PM EST

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Join prominent women leaders in a conversation about gender equality then and now!

Three panel discussions address the past, present and future of women’s leadership.

A dozen prominent women leaders from across the nation will take part in three panel discussions about gender equality past, present and future on November 4. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Three panels are featured: An Historical Look at Active Women’s Citizenry (10-11:30 am), Women’s Leadership in Our Time (1-2:30 pm), and The Unfinished Business of Women’s Equality: Leadership for the Future (3:30-4:30 pm). In addition, the Pew Research Center will offer a briefing at 12 pm about its August FactTank report on national perceptions of gender equality and women in leadership.

Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, a Republican, and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, are serving as Honorary Co-Chairs.

Vision 2020 thanks The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company for sponsoring this event.


Panel 1: An Historical Look at Active Women’s Citizenry
10 – 11:30 am

Moderator: Renée White, PhD Provost at Wheaton College


  • Ellen Goodman Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, author, and founder of The Conversation Project

  • Angela Dodson Editor and writer, author of “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box”

  • Jacqueline Antonovich Professor of History at Muhlenberg College

12 – 1 pm

Pew Research Center Briefing about its Report on National Perceptions of Gender Equality and Women in Leadership
Presented by: Juliana Horowitz, Associate Director of Research, Hosted by: Eileen McDonnell, Chairman and CEO of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

Panel 2: Women’s Leadership in Our Time
1 – 2:30 pm

Moderator: Roberta Liebenberg Senior Partner at Fine Kaplan and Black


  • Signe Wilkinson Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist

  • Lucy Gettman Executive Director of Women in Government

  • Carrie Freeman Co-CEO of SecondMuse

  • Lynn Perry Wooten President of Simmons University

Panel 3: The Unfinished Business of Women’s Equality: Leadership for the Future
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Panel Sponsor: Qurate

Moderator: Cherri Gregg KYW Newsradio Community Affairs Reporter


  • Erin Vilardi Founder and Executive Director of VoteRunLead

  • Stephanie J. Hull President and CEO of Girls Inc.

  • Jean Chatzsky CEO and Co-Founder, HerMoney