WLB 2021
Join us on January 31, 2021 for
Montgomery County Commission for Women’s
41st Annual

VIRTUAL Women’s Legislative Briefing

Thank you to all those who attended our 41st Women’s Legistlative Briefing. Each session included dynamic presenters and robust discussions that truly met our theme--Beyond 2020: Advocating with Strength for Justice and Equality. We would like to thank our amazing speakers and moderators who engaged our audience in thought-provoking conversations. Our WLB was made possible by our fantastic community and non-profit organizations, including AARP Maryland, Kaiser Permanente, and CareFirst. We will be sharing a short video of the event soon, so please stay tuned!

WLB 2021 Overview

  • This is the 41st anniversary of the Women’s Legislative Briefing
  • 2021 WLB Theme:  Beyond 2020: Advocating With Strength For Equality And Justice
  • Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
  • Place: Virtual!
12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m. - Welcome and Introductions
2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.: Economic and Social Justice
Facilitator: Commissioner Tazeen Ahmad
Delegate Pam Queen, D-14
Joanne Hurt, Executive Director, Wonders Early Learning
Caryn York, Chief Executive Officer, Jobs Opportunity Task Force

2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.: Safety and Security Facilitator:  Commissioner Tricia Swanson
3:00 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.: Healthcare
Moderator: Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk, D-21
Facilitator: Commissioner Mona-Lee Belizaire
Dr. Risha Irvin, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Tammy Bresnahan, Director of Advocacy, AARP Maryland
Ann Mazur, Chief Executive Officer, EveryMind

3:00 p.m. - 3:55pm: Education
Moderator: Kathy Stevens, Executive Director, MCAEL
Facilitator: Commissioner Patti Maclay
Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President, Montgomery College
Delegate Anne Kaiser, D-14, Chair, Ways and Means Committee
Dr. Monifa McKnight, Deputy Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools

After the last session, participants will select a breakout room to network in based on topics of interest.

4:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.: Networking


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