Flashpoint LIVE

Women Who Work!

KYW Newsradio Broadcast Center
1555 Hamilton Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
United States

KYW Newsradio is hosting a non-partisan event to ignite dialogue about the politics and policies that impact women in the workplace.  Organized in partnership with Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus Flashpoint LIVE: Women Who Work! is a networking event that will feature two 30-minute fast paced panel discussions between women leaders with diverse experiences and points of view. These women, along with input from the audience, will highlight the major issues that promote and hinder woman success at work. 

The first panel, will discuss the women and politics- what it takes to run for office, the gender issues on the table for upcoming Mid-term, the impact of #MeToo on women leadership in politics and beyond, as well as what it will take to get more buy in from men.

The second panel, will discuss the public and workplace policies that impact women.  The issues will include regulations that relate to gender equality, as well as common practices within workplaces that aid or block women working to climb the ladder of success.

Audience participation is encouraged in person, via livestream and on Twitter.  #FlashpointLive


Panel 1: Politics of Women Who Work

Senator Tina Tartaglione
Senator Tina Tartaglione became only the fifth woman in state history to win election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1994. Then, in 2010 she became the first woman elected to Senate Democratic Leadership when she was chosen Caucus Secretary. Now in her fifth term, she is Democratic Chair of the Labor and Industry Committee, and serves on the Law and Justice, Democratic Policy and Rules committees.

Jasmine Sessoms
Jasminie Sessoms is the founder She Can Win,  a nonpartisan training program that provides support, mentorship, and education to women with a passion for civic leadership. The organization trains young women to run for office and was recently awarded a large grant by the Eileen Fisher Foundation. Since its inception in 2013, the organization has managed to get 4 women elected to the Pennsylvania State House, 2 City Council Women, and 1 Congresswoman

Dr. Dana Brown
Dr. Dana Brown is PCWP Executive Director & Assistant Professor of Political Science. She began her tenure as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics and assistant professor of political science at Chatham University in July of 2010. Dr. Brown is currently serving on the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and is also member of the Community Advisory Board for the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh's Center for Race & Gender Equity.

Panel 2: Policies Impacting Women Who Work

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown
Blondell Reynolds Brown is currently serving her fifth term as a member of Philadelphia City Council. On January 4, 2016, Councilwoman Reynolds Brown was again elected to serve as Majority Whip, and is the only woman serving in City Council Leadership.  Since 1999, Reynolds Brown has become an honorary mentor to thousands of women and girls through her signature program, The Celebration of Moxie Women.

Rue Landau, Esq.
Rue Landau is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) and the Fair Housing Commission (FHC). PCHR is tasked with enforcing the city's laws prohibiting discrimination, advancing the relationships across ethnic, religious and other groups in the city, and deals with intergroup conflict. Prior to her appointment, Rue was a senior attorney in the Housing Unit at Community Legal Services (CLS) in Philadelphia.

Amal Bass, Esq.
Amal Bass is a Staff Attorney at Women's Law Project. She joined WLP in 2006 and works in a variety of areas, including pregnancy and caretaking discrimination, Title IX athletic equity and sexual harassment, employment rights, and domestic and sexual violence.  Amal is a leading voice in advocating to improve women's health, safety, and economic security in Pennsylvania through her work in the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women's Health.

Cherri Gregg, Esq., Panel Moderator
Cherri Gregg is the Community Affairs reporter for KYW Newsradio where she reports on a variety of grass roots issues and events and you can hear her on KYW Radio, see her on CBS3-TV and read her work on KYWNewsradio.com.  Cherri is also producer and host of Flashpoint, a public affairs show that airs on 1060AM Saturday at 9:30p and Sunday at 8:30a.  She also produces the Flashpoint Podcast and Flashpoint Extra, podcasts featuring exclusive content related to the region's hottest topics. To listen  CLICK HERE