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Reserve a spot online at: www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.om. Issues impacting women’s economic security will be front and center during the state and national elections in 2016, including equal pay, paid family leave, paid sick days, and Social Security. What’s really behind the wage gap, and what policy changes are most likely to bring women closer to equality in our economy?
Marilyn Watkins is Policy Director at the Economic Opportunity Institute, a nonprofit policy center that focuses on restoring opportunity and rebuilding economic security for working people and families. Her research and advocacy focus on gender and income inequality, paid leave, state revenue, and retirement security. She led the campaign for paid sick days in Seattle, and chairs the Washington Work and Family Coalition. She serves as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington; on the executive committee of Family Values@Work; and was appointed to the City of Seattle Gender Pay Equity Task Force. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Harvard, and a PhD in history at the University of Michigan.