Wednesday March 20, 2013 at 4:30 PM EDT
Thursday March 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT

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The Hotel Albany
40 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207
Local: (518) 462-6611
Toll Free: (866) 691-1183
Group Code: 3 WDI 

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Susan F. Hains
Workforce Development Institute
518-272-3500 ext 105

2nd Annual WDI WOmenWorking Conference 2013

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“I have a firm belief in the ability and power of women to achieve the things they want to achieve.”  Eleanor Roosevelt, Liberty, 1941

Wednesday, March 20th

Welcome and Registration 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Women Share: An Intergenerational Conversation 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
     Zola Brown-1199 SEIU National Benefit Fund
     Sharon Lovelady-Hall-CSEA
     Erin Moody-Rochester & Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
     Ada Martinez-NYSAFL-CIO
     Wanda D. Parsons-WDI
Reception - Dinner/Buffet  6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Welcome: Susan F. Hains and 
Ed Murphy, Executive Director, WDI 6:00 to 6:15 p.m.

 "Joyful Dance"          
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 21st

Registration and Breakfast/Buffet 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Welcome: Susan F. Hains and
Ed Murphy, Executive Director, WDI  8:30 to 9:00 a.m.

The Power and Challenge of Communication: From the Public to the Personal, Ginny Corsi
9:00 to 10:15 a.m.

10:15 to 10:25 a.m.
Plenary Session #1 10:25 to 11:25 a.m.
Critical Issues in Today’s Workforce: Low Wage Workers, Wage Theft, Immigrants and Refugees, Pay Equity, Access to Child Care

  Andrea Goldberger-UFCW
  Denise Dowell-CSEA VOICE
  Molly Graver-Worker Justice Center
  Monica Arias-Miranda-The Hispanic Coalition NY, Inc.
  Suzy Ballantyne-NYSAFL-CIO
Plenary Session #2 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“A Female Veteran's Perspective”

  Jeannine Mannarino-Patriot Hills of New York
  Reverend Kelly Ayer-Zion House
  Paulette Brown-Veteran
  Amanda Ruiz-Zayas-Veteran

  Lorrie Guler-Fort Drum

LUNCH  12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Suzy Ballantyne-NYSAFL-CIO
"Women's Participation in the Political Process"
Amy Desjardins-NYSAFL-CIO 
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Invited

WDI WOmenWorking Award Presentation, Mary Sullivan, CSEA
Executive Vice-President

"Soliloquy for a Seamstress: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire"
written and performed by LuLu LoLo


Workshop Series 1                                                    1:55 to 2:55 p.m.

1. Entrepreneurship, James J. Williams-HVCC
2. Conflict Management, Mary Ellen Mangino-WDI
3. Women’s Labor History, Linda Donahue-Cornell University's Labor Relations School
4. Authentic Leadership, Lin Murphy-Life Coach 
5. The Sandwich Generation, Caitlin St. George-Eddy Visiting Nurse Association     

 Workshop Series 2                                                                   3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

1. Collaborating and Matchmaking for Entrepreneurs, Brenda Motley
2. Facilitation Skills, Ginny Corsi-Corsi Associate
3. Financial Empowerment, Beth Ann Smith-United Way
4. Sister to Sister, Sharon Lovelady-Hall-CSEA
5. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Beauty, Richele Corbo-Body Bliss

Break                                                                                                       4:00 to 4:10 p.m.

Writing Our Stories, Esther Cohen                                      4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

Closing and Door Prize                                                                4:45 to 5:00 p.m.




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