Meet the 2013 Women, Money, Power Summit Honorees!

We’ve already urged you to register for this year’s Women, Money, Power Summit. In case you’re still hesitating to RSVP for our Capitol Hill event on October 8 and Congressional Visit day on the 9th, here’s three more reasons to go: our amazing honorees.

Rosa DeLauro

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D – Conn.) is the representative from Connecticut’s Third District. A longtime champion of women’s rights, DeLauro has led the fight in Congress to achieve full pay equity for women and to ensure that all employees have access to paid sick days.

Evening the playing field for women workers is a matter of fairness, and with women now providing a significant share of their family’s income, it is a family issue.

Leticia Van de Putte

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte garnered national attention in June after she bravely spoke out for women’s reproductive rights during the Texas abortion debates. Van de Putte has been a longtime advocate for women, children, veterans and small businesses. She is often described as one of the most effective and influential legislators in Texas.

Mr. President, parliamentary inquiry. At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over the male colleagues in the room?

Barbara R. Arnwine

Barbara R. Arnwine, executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law since 1989, is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues, including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991. She is currently leading the fight against voter suppression laws.

An idea is at the core of all movements. The days of the Rosa Parks and Martin Luther Kings may no longer be here, but the power of an idea always generates such beings. A movement is a sort of university for new leaders.

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