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Past · March 25, 2021

Women and the Pandemic Economy

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event

March 25, 2021 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About the Program

As the vaccine rollout picks up, the nation is getting closer to controlling the virus, reopening schools, and resuming full economic activity. The past year has revealed just how interrelated these challenges are, particularly for women. A panel of experts will discuss the continuing struggles California’s women face in balancing work, family, and health during these unprecedented times.

PPIC’s Speaker Series on California’s Future invites thought leaders and changemakers with diverse perspectives to participate critically, constructively, and collaboratively in public conversations. The purpose is to give Californians a better understanding of how our leaders are addressing the challenges facing our state.  

PPIC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measure or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor does it support, endorse, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office. Any opinions expressed by event participants are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect any position of the Public Policy Institute of California.


11:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

11:05 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Queena Kim, senior editor, KQED
Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez, Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, chair, Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee
Pat Fong Kushida, president and CEO, California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
Nicole Rice, president, California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition

11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m. Adjourn

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