Flashpoint: Women who work! Politics, policies impacting women in the workplace

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Flashpoint
October 27, 2018 - 10:37 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This week on a very special edition of Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about "Women Who Work" in front of a live studio audience at the KYW Newsradio Broadcast Center.  According to the Pew Center, 256 women have qualified for the November ballot for the US House and Senate. In Pennsylvania, eight women are running for Congress, and for the first time ever two women will go head-to-head for the 5th Congressional district seat.  In corporate America the pace is slow. In fact, women have seen a 25 percent loss in the number of Fortune 500 CEOs. So what are the politics of women taking elected office? What draws women into political races? Why are women lagging behind in corporate America? What can government and other organizations do to help level the playing field?

We walk the audience through the flames of this hot button topic with two power packed, Flashpoint style panels. During our first discussion, we look at women in politics with the Honorable Christina Tartaglione, the Democratic State Senator representing Pennsylvania's Second Senatorial District, Jasmine Sessoms, founder of She Can Win, Dr. Dana Brown, executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics and Christine Flowers, an attorney and conservative columnist and radio host at 1210 WPHT. 

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Our second panel discussion includes commentary from Rue Landau, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, Amal Bass, a staff attorney at the Women's Law Project, Farah Jimenez, the President and CEO of the Education Fund, and Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, an at-large member of Philadelphia City Council.

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