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WCPI hosts congressional policy briefings on issues important to women and girls.

BRIEFINGS ON CAPITOL HILL

Along with our other signature events, WCPI hosts congressional policy briefings on issues, including women’s preventative health; women’s health research; reducing maternal mortality and improving maternal and child health in the United States and globally; women veterans and women in the military; the gender wage gap; asset building and financial literacy for women; and economic security.

These congressional briefings are free and open to the public as space permits.

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Upcoming briefing

The STEM Gap: Building the Pathways for Women of Color in STEM Careers

On September 20th, 2022, WCPI will be hosting a Capitol Hill briefing titled, “The STEM Gap: Building the Pathways for Women of Color in STEM Careers.” This event will be livestreamed and recorded. Click here to learn more and be notified of the livestream.

Economic briefing series

Most Recent Briefing

WCPI hosted a virtual briefing titled, “Women-Owned Small Businesses: Current Challenges and the Role of Women’s Leadership in the Economy,” the third conversation in our virtual economic briefing series. Click here to learn more and view a recording of the event.

WCPI’s first conversation in a the virtual economic briefing series examined the impact of the pandemic on women in the workforce –how it has affected women in different industries, impacted their ability to care for themselves and their families & how we can create workplace cultures more supportive of women. View our event page for the briefing recording and additional resources.

WCPI hosted a virtual congressional briefing on November 16, 2021, on the impact of the pandemic on caregiving and women in the workforce. The discussion focused on elder care and child care. Click here for more information and to view the event recording. 

Women’s health series

WCPI held a congressional briefing to discuss ending period poverty for women and girls. This briefing was held in conjunction with the leadership of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and made possible with the support of Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Always. View our event page for the briefing recording and additional resources.

Global Maternal Health Series

WCPI held a congressional briefing series on Global Maternal Health and the impact of COVID-19 titled “Childbirth Should Not Be a Death Sentence.” View our event pages for the three briefing recordings and additional resources. 

STEAM SERIES

In 2020, Invent Together and WCPI hosted a congressional briefing to discuss women and patents and increasing diversity in the innovation ecosystem. The briefing was held in cooperation with the leadership of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and made possible through a grant from Qualcomm. View our event page for the briefing recording and to learn more.

annual women veterans event

WCPI, DAV, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) hosted a virtual congressional briefing on November 9, 2021, on Women Veterans and Migraine. View our event page to learn more about the briefing. 

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