CWI programs focus on public policy issues of concern to women. Each meeting is devoted to a specific topic, presented by two speakers drawn from the wealth of expertise in the Washington DC area.
Meetings take place on the 4th Tuesday of every month from noon - 1:30pm except July, August and December.
Informal Q & A follows presentations. Speakers may include representatives from academic, government, professional and advocacy organizations.
Information from Past Programs
A Special Thanks to Producer, Editor, Videographer Loretto Gubernatis, who edited and completed all these except March 2014, and also Kudos to Carolyn Cook, who did March 2014.
April 23, 2019: "Financial Literacy: From a Feminist Lens"
Dr. Laurel Beedon, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER). PDF of Powerpoint Presentation
Dr. Abigail Sara Lewis, American Association of University Women (AAUW). PDF of Powerpoint Presentation
Video Links below: March 26, 2019: "Ways to Share Our Feminist History: Stories, Videos, Artifacts, Documents"
Amy Tate Billingsley (16 minutes, 16 seconds) (The History Makers)
Mary Jean Collins (10 minutes, 34 seconds) (Veteran Feminists of America)
Tina Hobson (15 minutes)
Elsa Little (6 minutes, 54 seconds)
Video Links below: February 26, 2019: "The 2020 Census, Gerrymandering, and Voter Suppression "
Part One - Jessica Jones Capparell (League of Women Voters)
League of Women Voters PDF of Powerpoint Presentation
Part Two - Andrea Senteno (MALDEF)
Video Links below: January 22, 2019: "Honoring the Wonderful Feminist Life and Contributions of Dr. Bernice "Bunny" Resnick Sandler, Godmother of Title IX" CWI Tribute to Bunny Sandler Video Playlist
Dr. Sue Klein
National Women’s Hall of Fame clip of Bernice Sandler shown at the meeting
Jeanette Lim (Esbrook)
Dr. Caryn McTighe Musil
Francelia Gleaves (McKindra)
Dr. Janice Koch
Video Links below: November 27, 2018: "Post-Election Results and the Impact on Women's Issues"
Video Link: October 23, 2018: "Protecting Every Vote: Procedures for Safe & Fair Elections" CWI VP Global Issues Megan Corrado, Panelists: Jeannette Senecal @LWV (League of Women Voters), Allegra Chapman @CommonCause (Common Cause), Erin Chopak @CampaignLegal (Campaign Legal Center).
Video Link: September 25, 2018: "Strategies for Supporting Progressive Women Running for Office" with Alice Cohan, Feminist Majority Foundation, and Loretto Gubernatis, CWI VP Media Relations and President of Mcdonagh-Davis and YouTube Channel HanburyCross.
Audio Link: July 11, 2018: CWI Co-president Dr. Susan S Klein speaks about sex discriminatory sex segregated public education on @DrEFayeWilliams Radio show "Wake up, Stay Woke" from July 11, 2018 on @WPFWDC http://archive.wpfwfm.org/mp3/wpfw_180711_100000wakeupstaywoke.mp3
WPFW recording saved to CWI's site (Right click on link to save mp3 file to your device and play it with a media player.)
Video Link: May 22, 2018: "Using Social Media to Advance Support for Feminist Issues" with Cari Stein of @ToTheContrary, and CWI's Video Producer & owner of Hanburycross YouTube Channel, Loretto Gubernatis, with audience participants including @WomenEnabled (Sara Bautista), and individual Alaina Bautista.
Video Link: April 24, 2018: "Working Women, Pay Equity and Union Bargaining- Where the Rubber hits the Road" with Carolyn York, pay-equity.org Board member, Elyse Shaw, iwpr.org Sr. Research Assoc., Elise Bryant, laborheritage.org Executive Director, President of cluw.org, Connie Cordovilla, aft.org Associate Director.
Video Link: March 27, 2018: "Networking Women’s History Organizations and Sites" with Molly MacGregor, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Women’s History Project (NWHP), Becky Schergens, National Advisor to the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM), and Melani N. Douglass, Director, Public Programs, from the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Video Link: February 27, 2018: "Learning from Sisters of Color and Each Other On How to Bring It to the Polls Nov ‘18" with speakers Janice Mathis, Esq, Executive Director (National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Melina Olmo, President DC Chapter of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRWDC), Amy Hinojosa, President and CEO (MANA), and Vimala Phongsavanh, Public Policy Director National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
Video Link: January 23, 2018: "Update on US based International Programs to Help Girls", with main speakers Wendy Lesko (https://schoolgirlsunite.org/ & http://youthactivismproject.org/), Gaby Grebski (https://www.girlsgottarun.org/ggrf-what-we-do/), Kelsey Caroll (https://girlup.org)
Video Link: June 27, 2017: "Increasing Collaboration Among Members of Feminist Organziations"
Video Link: March 28, 2017: "What do We Know About the Federal Women's Issues Office Under President Trump?"
Video Link: February 28, 2017: "Affordable Care Act (ACA) 101 for Feminists"
Video link - from November 29, 2016: "What to Expect During Transition? How Can We Preserve Support For Feminist Goals?"
Video link - from May 24, 2016: "Impact of Women's Leadership Teams in Large Professional Organizations"
Video link - from November 25, 2014: "Are Religions Helping Increase Gender Equality?"
Video link - from October 28, 2014: "The Birth Stories of the Federal Women's Program and Federally Employed Women by those who were there!" -- Tina Hobson and Allie Latimer -- moderated by Tricia Smith. (At the Alliance for Justice, Washington, DC)
Video link - from March 25, 2014: "Let's Talk About Women's Rights: Forty Years in Forty Minutes to Celebrate CWI's 40th Anniversary"