Vision 2020 Women’s Leadership Forums

Join prominent women leaders in a conversation about gender equality then and now!

Three virtual panel discussions address the past, present and future of women’s leadership.

On November 4, a dozen women leaders in business, finance, law, education, journalism, politics, government and civic advocacy will explore the status of gender equality in the U.S., reflecting on lessons learned, current challenges and action plans for the future. This interactive event is free and open to the public. Register here for one or all three forums: REGISTER NOW FEATURED PANELS:

  • A Historical Look at Active Women’s Citizenry (10-11:30 am)
  • Women’s Leadership in Our Time (1-2:30 pm)
  • The Unfinished Business of Women’s Equality: Leadership for the Future (3-4:30 pm)

BONUS: The nonpartisan, Washington, D.C.-based Pew Research Center will give a briefing at 12 pm about its report, “Views of Gender Equality and Women’s Leadership in the U.S.”  Vision 2020 thanks The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company for sponsoring this event. Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, a Republican, and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, are serving as Honorary Co-Chairs.



Welcome and Introduction

Lynn H. Yeakel President of Vision 2020

Panel 1: A Historical Look at Active Women’s Citizenry

10 – 11:30 am Moderator: Renée T. White, PhD Wheaton College Provost Panelists

  • Ellen Goodman Co-host She Votes! Podcast, Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, Author, and Founder of The Conversation Project
  • Angela P. Dodson Editor and Writer, Author of “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box”
  • Jacqueline Antonovich, PhD Professor of History at Muhlenberg College

Special Lunchtime Session: Views of Gender Equality and Women’s Leadership in the U.S.

12 – 1 pm

  • Hosted by Eileen McDonnell Chairman and CEO of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Presented by Juliana Horowitz Associate Director of Research for the Pew Research Center

Panel 2: Women’s Leadership in Our Time

1 – 2:30 pm Moderator: Roberta Liebenberg, Esq. Senior Partner at Fine Kaplan and Black Panelists

  • Signe Wilkinson Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist
  • Lucy Gettman Executive Director of Women in Government
  • Carrie Freeman Co-CEO of SecondMuse
  • Lynn Perry Wooten, PhD President of Simmons University

Panel 3: The Unfinished Business of Women’s Equality: Leadership for the Future

3:00 – 4:30 pm Moderator: Cherri Gregg KYW Newsradio Community Affairs Reporter Panelists

Introduction by Eve DelSoldo, Vice President, General Counsel, Commerce for QVC and HSN (part of Qurate Retail Group)

  • Erin Vilardi Founder and CEO of VoteRunLead
  • Stephanie J. Hull President and CEO of Girls Inc.
  • Jean Chatzky CEO and Co-Founder, HerMoney

Summary and Next Steps

Elowyn Corby Vision 2020 Program Manager


November 04, 2020 at 10:00am - 4:30pm