Park to Host Satellite Broadcast of The Women's Conference 2008

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Date: October 17, 2008
Contact: Lee Werst, 315.568.5302

Seneca Falls, NY -- The public is invited to view a satellite broadcast of "The Women's Conference" from Long Beach, California. The event will take place at the Women's Rights National Historical Park visitor center, 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22nd. The viewing is made possible through a partnership between Women's Rights National Historical Park and the National Women's Hall of Fame.

Park Superintendent, Tina Orcutt said, "How appropriate that this conference meant to empower, inspire, and educate women will be broadcast here at Women's Rights National Historical Park - birthplace of the women's rights movement in America. In 1848 a small group of courageous women, determined to be architects of change, called a two-day convention at this site to discuss the rights of women in the United States."

"The Women's Conference" event is the largest and most dynamic gathering of women in the nation. Under the leadership of California Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver, "The Women's Conference" has grown from a small government initiative for women small business owners into a two-day women's empowerment forum and far-reaching yearlong organization. The annual conference unites more than seventy internationally acclaimed leaders and visionaries with 14,000 women in one arena, plus thousands more virtually, to share enriching stories of transformation and success, words of encouragement and life lessons. 

"My goal is for millions of people to have access to The Women's Conference wherever they may be and to be inspired to serve as great architects of change in their own communities," said First Lady Maria Shriver. "I'm thrilled to be able to share The Women's Conference's inspirational and empowering conversations to the women of New York at the birthplace of the women's rights movement, and I hope they will generate a national dialogue about the challenges facing our country and world."

Some of the segments of the conference that can be seen at the national historical park include:

  • MSNBC's Chris Matthews moderates a main-stage conversation on leadership and the economy between Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger and Warren Buffet.
  • CNN's Campbell Brown moderates a main-stage conversation on leadership, legacy and life with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi.
  • CNN's Christiane Amanpour moderates a conversation on changing the world with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, The Experience Corp CEO Cecilia Maria Attias, Human Rights Advocate Cherie Blair, and Executive Director of Secretariat of Liberia Cerue Konah Gario.

Entrance to the Women's Rights National Historical Park visitor center is free of charge.

For more information about The Women's Conference, visit www.californiawomen.org.

For information about the viewing, please contact park staff at 315.568.0024 or visit www.nps.gov/wori.

To learn more about the National Women's Hall of Fame, please visit www.greatwomen.org.

Women’s Rights National Historical Park exists to commemorate the story of the First Women’s Rights Convention and preserve historical structures associated with it in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, New York. All public tours and programs are free and open to the public.

The National Women’s Hall of Fame is a national membership organization recognizing and celebrating the achievements of individual American women. The Hall was founded in historic Seneca Falls, New York, the site of the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848. A not-for-profit educational organization, its programs include inductions of distinguished American women, educational activities, special exhibits, and events for the enrichment of public understanding and appreciation of the diverse contributions women make to society. Two hundred and twenty-six women have been inducted since the Hall’s founding in 1969. The National Women’s Hall of Fame is supported by corporations, foundations, and individual benefactors.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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