Past Events

Transforming Workplace Culture: The 2015 Gender Equality Practices

On January 30, 2015, the Department on the Status of Women sponsored and hosted "Transforming Workplace Culture: The 2015 Gender Equality Practices." This innovative forum brought together more than 140 Bay Area leaders to discuss gender responsive workplace policies, including San Francisco Mayor Edwin M Lee, and Supervisors Katy Tang and Scott Wiener.

Mayor Lee at Gender Equality Principles Forum on January 30, 2015
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Gender Equality Principles Board on January 30, 2015
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GEP Challenge in the News

City, private companies team to discuss women leaders in the workplace-- or the lack of them San Francisco Chronicle (January 2014).

White House Summit on Working Families

On June 23, 2014, the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Labor, and the Center for American Progress hosted a Summit on Working Families to discuss 21st century workplace that works for all Americans. 

Unfinished Business in San Francisco

In their new book, Unfinished Business, Eileen Appelbaum and Ruth Milkman document the history and impact of California's paid family leave program, the first of its kind in the United States, which began in 2004. 

On February 12, 2014, Ms. Milkman engaged with San Francisco audience on the topic. Her talk emphasized the benefits of the program, obstacles to workers taking it and next steps in making sure workers and communities benefit from this great law.

Attendees also heard from Bay Area community leaders who are working locally and statewide to expand awareness and our rights to take paid family leave.

This event was cosponsored by: California Work & Family Coalition, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, Healthy Mothers Workplace, UC Berkeley Labor Center, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, and Equal Rights Advocates.