On Friday, October 8, 2010, The National Council for Research on Women—in partnership with the Ms. Foundation for Women , the New York Women’s Foundation , the Women’s Funding Network , the Silver Century Foundation , and the Women of Color Policy Network  at NYU Wagner—will convene a Summit of experts, entitled Reinvesting in Women and Families: Developing an Economy for the Future, at New York University. The Summit will address the impact of the economic crisis and economic recovery efforts on low income women of all ages, especially women of color, their families, and other vulnerable communities such as immigrants and LGBTQ people, across generations. The summit will address women across the age spectrum, from young women to mid-life and aging.
This experts convening will bring together leaders in research, advocacy, policymaking, philanthropy, and business to:
- Share knowledge on the possibilities and challenges of creating programs focused on economic security, social supports, education, healthcare, and safety for target populations;
- Develop models of measuring the success of national, state-level, and community programs aimed at these groups; and
- Identify gaps in knowledge needed to chart and advance innovative strategies and policy recommendations for creating pathways to economic security for these low income women and their families.
You can follow the proceedings live on the Council’s blog, The Real Deal , or on Twitter with the hashtag #femecon.