Beyond the Headlines with Cheryl Jennings: PBWC

March 13, 2016 at 4:30PM


Each week we focus on a different subject, affecting people who live and work in the bay area. Today we are looking at the role of women in the workplace.

According to the United States Department of Labor, on average, women make 78-cents for every dollar that a man earns. There are over 31 million working mothers with children under the age of 18 in the U.S. In addition, these mothers are the sole or primary breadwinner for 40 percent of American households today. The wage gap remains a critical factor to the inequality women face in the workplace.

Studio Guests

Rep. Jackie Speier (D)
U.S. House of Representatives
Founder, Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC)

Nicole Soluri
Chief Counsel, California State Lottery
Board Chair, Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC)

Pat Wadors
Senior Vice President, Global Talent Organization, LinkedIn

Kristen Sze
News Anchor, ABC7 News at 11AM and 5PM
Speaker, PBWC's Young Women's Summit

"Changing the Game" - 27th Annual Conference for Women in Business
Tuesday, March 23, 2016
Moscone West, San Francisco

PBWC provides skill development and networking opportunities as well as the inspiration and motivation to encourage women at all levels to achieve their ambitions and work toward gender equity in professional settings.

Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC) was founded in 1989 by United States Congresswoman Jackie Speier. The spark for its creation was lit by the overwhelming response to a Women's Day for San Mateo County Women event led by Speier in 1988.

In April of the following year, the Professional & BusinessWomen's Conference was incorporated as a non-profit organization. Since then, the board of directors has evolved from its initial membership of long-term volunteers from the public sector to its present composition of corporate executives, entrepreneurs and leaders from both the public and private sectors.

In 1998, the organization announced its new name, Professional BusinessWomen of California. This step acknowledged the far-reaching success of the organization's efforts and its commitment to increasing the awareness and influence of PBWC throughout the state.
Today, PBWC is one of the largest women's organization in California, boasting a diverse community of over 25,000 remarkable individuals.

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