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Congressman to Host Women’s Business Empowerment Day

The event will be held on April 12 at the CSU East Bay campus in Hayward

U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell
U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell

U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) will host Women’s Business Empowerment Day on Saturday, April 12 at CSU East Bay. The event was inspired by the Women’s Economic Agenda, which aims to improve economic opportunity for women and working families with legislative action on issues like pay equity, work/family balance, and child care.

The day will feature workshops on business skills including starting your own small business, perfecting the art of negotiation, and achieving leadership within your company and community. Congressman Swalwell will open the event at 9:30 AM.

“April 8 is Equal Pay Day, when women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid the previous year. It’s a reminder that more must be done to help women achieve the economic security and opportunities they deserve and their families need,” said Swalwell. “My event, Women’s Business Empowerment Day, aims to give women more tools to succeed, with panels on negotiation and starting small businesses. When women succeed, America succeeds.” 

Women still earn, on average, only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men nationwide. Congressman Swalwell cosponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act to update and strengthen theEqual Pay Act, signed into law in 1963. He continues to support other aspects of the Women’s Economic Agenda and has cosponsored legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10/hour, invest in job training and educational opportunities, and provide paid family and medical leave for workers.

WHAT: 
Women’s Business Empowerment Day
A full agenda and list of confirmed speakers can be found here: http://womensbizday.eventbrite.com/

WHERE:

CSU East Bay: Valley Business and Technology Center MAP

Hayward, CA 94542

Park in lots G & H.

WHEN:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Doors open at 8:30 AM  

Congressman Swalwell will speak at 9:30 AM

—Information provided by the Office of Congressman Eric Swalwell

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