The Path to Gender Equity: Research and Design with Sara A. Jahnke, PhD, Rowena Johnston, PhD & Catherine Sanz
Director, Center for Fire, Rescue & EMS Health Research
Vice President and Director of Research, amfAR
Executive Director, Women in Federal Law Enforcement
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A fight for fairness in vehicle safety
In the United States, women are more than 17% more likely to die and 73% more likely to be seriously injured in a car accident than men. VERITY (Vehicle Equity Rules in Transportation) unites people NOW to fight for equity in vehicle safety by educating and advocating for crash test standards that protect everyone, regardless of gender, size, weight or age. Join the Washington Post Live on Wednesday, February 16 as VERITY NOW Co-Chairs Beth Brooke and Susan Molinari shine a light on the inequities in two U.S. Department of Transportation policies and discuss the actions VERITY NOW is calling for.
Beth A. Brooke retired as Global Vice President of Public Policy at EY and a member of the company’s Global Board of Directors. Ms. Brooke-Marciniak was responsible for public policy for the company’s operations in more than 150 countries and was the global sponsor of EY’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
Ms. Brooke-Marciniak is a leading voice around the world on diversity and inclusion, especially on LGBT inclusion and women. She has been named to the Forbes list of “100 Most Powerful Women in the World” eleven times. In 2017, she received the Theodore Roosevelt Award, the highest individual honor bestowed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) of the United States. She was also inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
During the Clinton administration, she worked at the US Department of the Treasury, where she was responsible for all tax policy issues related to insurance and managed care. She played an important role in health care reform and Superfund reform efforts.
Ms. Brooke-Marciniak chairs the board of directors of Vital Voices, the steering committee of the Partnership for Global LGBTI Inclusion, and is a member of the board of directors of the United States Olympic Committee, the Conference Board, the Aspen Institute and Out Leadership. She is a member of the inaugural class of Henry Crown Fellows of the Aspen Institute, the Committee of 200 and the International Women’s Forum.
Susan Molinari has extensive experience resulting from her multidisciplinary service in the leadership of the United States Congress and as Google’s Vice President of Public Policy for the Americas.
After being elected to Congress five times from a New York-based district, Ms. Molinari was quickly elevated by House Republicans who twice elected her as one of eight members to serve in the leadership of the first GOP majority in 40 years. In Congress, she developed a solid record of bipartisanship and effectiveness on issues ranging from transportation and the budget to child abuse and human rights.
As Google’s vice president of public policy for the United States, Mexico, Latin America and Canada, she led teams that monitored and interacted with Democratic and Republican administrations, federal departments and agencies and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle on both sides. of the United States Capitol, as well as state and foreign capitals.
Ms. Molinari is also a respected media broadcaster, having co-hosted a current affairs show on CBS and frequently appearing as a contributor on several networks, including CBS, Fox, PBS and CNN, among others.
Moderated by Elise Labott
Elise Labott is a leading journalist covering US foreign policy and international issues. Elise is a columnist for Foreign Policy magazine and was previously CNN’s global affairs correspondent. She has reported from over 80 countries, traveled the world with seven Secretaries of State and interviewed many world leaders and newsmakers. Elise is the founder of Twopoint.o Media, a digital media platform that aims to engage, inform and inspire citizens to solve today’s most pressing global challenges, and Adjunct Professor at the School of International Service from American University. She contributes to Politico, comments on MSNBC, NPR, BBC and several other broadcast channels and is a sought-after interviewer and moderator. Elise is also a Global Ambassador for Vital Voices, an organization that empowers women entrepreneurs around the world, and serves on the advisory board for Global Kids DC, a program that introduces high school students from underserved communities to international affairs. Prior to joining CNN, Elise covered the UN for ABC News and also reported on diplomatic and foreign policy issues for Agence France-Presse and other publications. Elise is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a master’s degree from the New School for Social Research.