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Around the nation millions of women have been acutely impacted by the pandemic and ensuing economic crisis. They have borne the burden of closed schools and child care programs; reduced ability to rely on family, friends, and neighbors; and unexpected time spent doing unpaid caregiving and providing support for remote learning while managing work.

Join us on Thursday, July 22, from 3:30 to 5:00 PM ET for an event with U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and journalist Gloria Riviera to discuss how the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan would address the immediate challenges facing women and start the critical work of reversing decades of underinvestment in the care sector.

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Featured Speakers:

  • Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh
  • Gloria Riviera, host, No One is Coming to Save Us podcast


  • Diana E. Limongi, activist and host of Parenting and Politics podcast


  • Indivar Dutta-Gupta, co-executive director, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality
  • Josephine Kalipeni, deputy director, Family Values at Work
  • Julie Kashen, director, women’s economic justice and senior fellow, The Century Foundation
  • Rakeen Mabud, managing director of policy and research and chief economist, Groundwork Collaborative

Presented by The Century Foundation and Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality.

Speaker Bios

Marty Walsh was sworn in as the twenty-ninth secretary of labor on March 23, 2021. A lifelong champion of equity and fairness, a card-carrying union member, and a proud product of the City of Boston, Secretary Walsh leads the U.S. Department of Labor with a strong connection to working people, and a commitment to creating an economy that empowers all workers.

Gloria Riviera is the host of the podcast No One is Coming to Save Us. She is also an ABC News correspondent currently based in Washington D.C. She covers a wide array of breaking, investigative and feature stories for the network’s flagship broadcasts Good Morning America, World News and Nightline. She also contributes regularly to ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio.

In 2017 her work investigating under-age sex trafficking in her series Daughters for Sale was recognized with multiple awards. Earlier in the year she reported on families in North Carolina’s Muslim community in the wake of President Trump’s travel ban. For a piece on the future of healthcare, she traveled to Kentucky to interview Governor Bevin and meet Obamacare beneficiaries who are also Trump supporters. She has long reported on the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate in this country and where it is headed.

Diana Limongi is a nonprofit professional, activist, podcaster and mom from New York City. Her podcast, Parenting and Politics, seeks to inform, inspire and empower parents to take action and make a difference. Diana has worked with organizations that help mothers, children and families, including the Aspen Institute, ZEROTOTHREE, Global Kids, MomsRising/MamasConPoder, among others. She has worked on campaigns to get out the vote, education, healthy food and paid leave, and is currently working to advance child care. Diana has a BA from Fordham University in international political economy, an MA in migration studies from the University of Kent, and an MPA in policy and nonprofit management from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. A daughter of immigrants, Diana is committed to immigrants rights and multilingualism. She is fluent in Spanish and French, and lives in Queens, New York with her multicultural family. You can follow her on Twitter: @dianalimongi.

Indivar Dutta-Gupta is co-executive director at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality where he leads work to develop and advance ideas for reducing domestic poverty and economic inequality, with particular attention to gender and racial equity. Indivar also serves on the National Academy of Social Insurance’s board of directors, on the Aspen Institute’s Benefits21 Leadership Advisory Group, as an advisor to Liberation in a Generation, as an advisor to The Policy Academies, and on Time’s Up Measure Up Advisory Board. He has previously worked at the Center for American Progress, the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Freedman Consulting, LLC.

Josephine Kalipeni, born in Malawi, Africa has seen inequities in one of the poorest countries in the world and in one of the richest. As a social worker, she saw firsthand the systemic challenges families experience in America. As a result, she’s committed to transforming systems and policies, including dismantling racism and toxic narratives of individualism, scarcity, and “the deserving.” Inspired by her Mom, Josephine is also committed to fighting the devaluation of caregiving. She is a strategist who leads with the belief that those most impacted by the problems are closest to the solutions. She has worked in policy research and design, state and federal issues advocacy, organizing, and strategy development for two decades. She is a connector that catches a vision and executes it. She holds a BA in Sociology and Political Science and a MA in Social Justice and Community Development.

Julie Kashen is a senior fellow and director for women’s economic justice at The Century Foundation, with expertise in work and family, caregiving, economic mobility, and labor.

Kashen has more than two decades of experience forwarding these issues in federal and state government and through the nonprofit sector, including helping to draft three major pieces of national legislation. As a labor policy advisor to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), she helped draft and build momentum for the first paid sick days bill in Congress, the Healthy Families Act. As policy director of the three-year Make It Work campaign, she drafted a visionary child care proposal, whose principles were incorporated into the Child Care for Working Families Act. And as a senior advisor to the National Domestic Workers Alliance, she led the work to create and introduce the first ever national Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. In addition, as deputy director of policy for Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ), she helped New Jersey become the second state in the nation to adopt paid family and medical leave. She is an active member of many child care, paid leave, and equal pay coalitions and tables. Kashen has been affiliated with The Century Foundation since 2015.

Kashen holds a master’s in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s with highest honors in political science from the University of Michigan. She was an adjunct lecturer on work and family issues and poverty in the United States at Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey.

Rakeen Mabud is the managing director of policy and research and chief economist at the Groundwork Collaborative. Rakeen is an expert on economic inequality and the twenty-first century workplace, with a particular focus on how structural factors such as racism and sexism perpetuate inequities. Most recently, Rakeen was the senior director of research and strategy at TIME’S UP Foundation, where she spearheaded the organization’s signature Time’s Up, Measure Up initiative. Prior to TIME’S UP, Rakeen was a Fellow and the director of 21st Century Economy and Economic Inclusion Programs at the Roosevelt Institute, where she wrote about how structural inequities interact with the distribution of power in the economy. Rakeen also served in the Obama administration in the Office of Economic Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Rakeen’s writing has been published in The Guardian, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Morning Consult, The Hill and Ms. Magazine, among other outlets. Rakeen holds a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University, and received her B.A. in economics and political science from Wellesley College. She grew up in Maryland and currently resides in New York City.