We were thrilled to welcome over 250 guests for the 2013 WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize honoring The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family by former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin. Introduced by former Governor Edward Rendell and interviewed by Loraine Ballard Morrill of Clear Channel Media, Governor Kunin spoke candidly about the challenges facing working parents today, as well as the lack of meaningful progress in the areas of maternity leave, affordable child care, early education, workplace flexibility and elder care. Thank you to Glenmede for sponsoring this wonderful event!
Madeleine Kunin is the first female governor in Vermont and the only Jewish woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state. Her wide-spanning political career includes serving as the Governor of Vermont, the Deputy Secretary of Education and the Ambassador to Switzerland. She is the author of the award-winning book The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family (2012), as well as Pearls, Politics, and Power: How Women Can Win and Lead" (2008) and Living a Political Life (1995), which chronicles her career prior to joining the U.S. Department of Education.
Reflecting on her expansive experiences, Kunin analyzes where progress has stalled in the US, charts the successes of other countries and sets the agenda for the next big social movement — one that mobilizes communities to call for the kind of government and workplace policies that improve the lives of women and strengthen their families.
The WOMEN’S WAY Book Prize is awarded annually to an author who has made a significant contribution to furthering the dialogue about issues impacting women and girls. For 36 years, WOMEN’S WAY has been the leading education, advocacy and grantmaking organization for women in the greater Philadelphia area. The Book Prize was created in honor of Ernesta Drinker Ballard, a WOMEN'S WAY founder, first president of its Board of Directors and an extraordinary champion for women and girls.
WOMEN'S WAY would like to recognize University of the Arts for their support of this event and Head House Books, who serves as our community partner.
Thank you to our lead sponsor, Glenmede.