Here is the 2015 Women, Money, and Power Summit Agenda! More details will be added as the summit approaches. Agenda is in progress and is subject to change.

All sessions will be held at the National Press Club (529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC, 20045).

Thursday, November 5, 2015, National Press Club

9.00am - 2.30pm


10.000am - 11:30am

Opening Summit Forum dot National Press Club First Amendment Lounge
Maximizing the Women's Vote and the Role of Gender in Elections

  • Lorraine Sheinberg, Board Member, Feminist Majority Foundation (video)
  • Katherine Spillar, Executive Director, Feminist Majority Foundation (moderator)
  • Edwith Theogene, FMF Campus National Program Coordinator
  • Avis Jones-DeWeever Ph.D., President & CEO, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, Senior Policy Advisor, Black Women’s Roundtable.
  • Beth Shipp, Executive Director, Lesbian Political Action Committee
  • Kelly Dittmar, Ph.D., Scholar, Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority
  • Barry Lynn, Executive Director, Americans United for Separation of Church and State

11.30am - 12.00pm


12.00pm - 2.00pm

28th Anniversary Luncheon dot National Press Club Ballroom
Honoring Trailblazers for Women's Rights

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Lifetime Achievement Award
Slaughter made history as the first woman on the all-powerful House Rules Committee, as its first woman chair (2007-2011) and now as its first woman ranking member. As Chair, she was indispensable in the passage of the Affordable Care Act and key in producing what has been considered one of the most productive four years in the history of the House. Founder and co-chair of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, Slaughter is a strong voice and strategist in the fight against the attacks on Planned Parenthood, abortion, and birth control.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Fearless Trailblazer Award
As we mark the 39th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which denies poor women access to abortion, Lee's work is vitally important for women across the country. She recently introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act, to finally end the Hyde Amendment and ensure Medicaid coverage for abortion for low-income women.

Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Fearless Trailblazer Award
Before running for public office, Congresswoman Edwards co-founded the National Network to End Domestic Violence and served as the organization's first executive director. She also made history in 2008 when she became the first African-American woman to represent Maryland in Congress. As a member of Congress, she has been a champion for women's rights, civil rights, and economic justice as well as stopping violence against women.

Amy Hagstrom Miller, Courage Award
As the Founder, President and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health, a feminist organization committed to providing holistic care for women, Hagstrom Miller has been on the frontlines ensuring access to abortion. Whole Woman’s Health is the lead plaintiff in the legal challenge against Texas’ restrictive abortion law. The Supreme Court will soon decide whether to hear the case, Whole Woman's Health v. Cole, the most significant challenge to abortion access to come before the Court in many years. Hagstrom Miller is also the founder of Shift, a non-profit organization to educate and build community power to transform the political and cultural landscape around abortion and reproductive health.

2.15pm - 3.45pm

Closing Summit Forum dot National Press Club Holeman Lounge
Fighting for the Feminist Agenda

  • Gaylynn Burroughs, Director of Policy & Research , Feminist Majority Foundation (moderator)
  • E. Faye Williams, President & CEO, National Congress of Black Women
  • Bettina Hager, DC Director, ERA Coalition
  • Terry O’Neill, President, National Organization for Women
  • Lisa Maatz, Vice President, Government Relations, AAUW
  • Vicki Saporta, President & CEO, National Abortion Federation
  • Katherine Spillar, Executive Director, Feminist Majority Foundation
  • Serra Sippel, President, Center for Health and Gender Equity

*Please note that all times are subject to change.


Women • Money • Power Summit and 28th Anniversary Luncheon - November 5, 2015
National Press Club • 529 14th Street NW • 13th Floor • Washington, DC, 20045

A project of the Feminist Majority.