Women's Rights National Historical Park to Host Satellite Broadcast of The Women's Conference 2009

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Date: October 23, 2009
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 am to 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 27th. 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 status 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 Schwarzenegger 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.

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

Robin Roberts introduces a Once-in-a-Lifetime Conversation: Tough Leadership Decisions in Tough Times

• Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

• Sheila C. Bair, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

• Richard Branson, Founder and President, The Virgin Group

• Moderated by Robin Roberts, Co-Anchor, ABC News’ Good Morning America

David Gregory introduces a Once-in-a-Lifetime Conversation: How A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything

• Madeleine K. Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

• Amy Holmes, Political Analyst, Former Speechwriter for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist

• Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Office of Public Engagements; Chair, White House Council on Women and Girls

• Claire Shipman, Senior National Correspondent for ABC News’ Good Morning America

• Moderated by David Gregory, Moderator, Meet the Press

Katie Couric, Anchor and Managing Editor, The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, A Trailblazer Reflects on Her Journey From Here to There

First Lady Maria Shriver introduces a Once-in-a-Lifetime Conversation: Grief, Healing, and Resilience

• Elizabeth Edwards, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

• Susan Saint James, Actress and Entrepreneur

• Moderated by First Lady Maria Shriver

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

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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