Social Security: A Women’s Issue

Date and Time
Hayek Auditorium
Cosponsored by the Cato Institute and Women Impacting Public Policy

Conference Schedule

8:00–9:00 a.m. Registration—F. A. Hayek Auditorium
9:00–9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
Edward H. Crane
Cato Institute

Terry Neese
Women Impacting Public Policy

9:15–10:00 a.m. Opening Address
Leanne Abdnor
President’s Commission to StrengthenSocial Security
10:00–11:15 a.m. Panel 1: Women’s Unique Stakein Social Security Reform

Moderator—Mara Liasson
National Political Correspondent
National Public Radio

Celeste Colgan
Senior Fellow
National Center for Policy Analysis

Naomi Lopez Bauman
Latino Coalition

Laurie Young
Executive Director
Older Women’s League

Heidi Hartmann
Institute for Women’s Policy Research

11:15–11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Panel 2: Women as Investors

Mandee Heller
Vice Chairman
Women’s Financial Network
Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc.

Joan Gruber
Author/​Investment Consultant

Vanessa Summers
Get in the Game! The Girls’ Guide to Moneyand Investing

Michelle Singletary
Columnist, “Color of Money“
Washington Post

12:45–1:30 p.m. Lunch—Wintergarden
1:30–2:15 p.m. Luncheon Address
June O’Neill
Former Director
Congressional Budget Office
2:15–3:30 p.m. Panel 3: The Great Debate:Should Social Security Be Privatized?

Moderator—Julie Kosterlitz
Business and Economics Correspondent
National Journal

Meredith Munger Leyva
Independent Women’s Forum

Suzanne Taylor
Former President
National Association of Women Business Owners

Edith Fierst
Member (1994–1996)
Advisory Council on Social Security

Joan Entmacher
Vice President and Director, Family Economic Security
National Women’s Law Center

3:30–4:15 p.m. Closing Address
Grace Hinchman
Vice President, Government Relations
Financial Executives International
4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

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