“Aiming High” Awards Spotlight Super Achievers

Amy Kopelan, Founder & Executive Director of Bedlam Productions Inc., had the privilege of serving as emcee for the 2014 Legal Momentum “Aiming High” Luncheon.  Six stellar achievers were honored with “Aiming High” awards.

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Pictured L to R are Carol Robles-Román, Legal Momentum’s new CEO; Honorees Bea Perez and Amy Olli, Luncheon Emcee Amy Dorn Kopelan, Honorees Linda Zukauckas and Ilene Wachs, Luncheon Founder Karen Silverman and Legal Momentum’s Board Chair Linda Willett:

With its mission to ensure economic and personal security for women and girls, Legal Momentum works tirelessly to advocate for America’s most vulnerable women in five core areas:

Poverty:
The poverty rate for adult women has been substantially higher than for adult men in every year since official poverty measurement began. Legal Momentum is proposing policy solutions that will alleviate women and children’s poverty.

Violence:
Women face violence at home, on the street, and in the workplace. Notwithstanding one of Legal Momentum’s signature achievements – passage of the Violence Against Women Act—supportive services, rights and protective measures for victims remain inadequate.

Workplace Rights:
Nearly 50 years after sex discrimination was prohibited, women continue to be paid less, face sexual harassment, and confront barriers to hiring and promotion.

The Justice System:
Legal Momentum has expertise and resources across a wide range of areas related to discrimination, gender equity, and gender bias. Ranging from sexual and reproductive rights and teen dating violence to gender bias in the courts.

Education & Training Equity:
Job training programs for both adults and students too often reinforce these trends, failing to provide women and girls with competitive skills and a path into non-traditional, well-compensated jobs.

We are so happy to spread the word about the vital work this great organization is doing. Learn more at legalmomentum.org

 

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