Upcoming Events

Join PLEN + GAIN for a three-part series about financial literacy and the importance of planning for your financial future.

April 2: Home Buying; A licensed realtor will share the 8 steps to buying a house.

May 7: Retirement Savings & TaxesWe’ll share the 10 tips for saving for retirement and explore how much is really enough.

5:30-7:30 pm
The Yard
700 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Second Floor
Washington, DC

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Leadership Connection Series: Equal Pay for Equal Work

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, PLEN is highlighting the impact we’ve made as we continue to break down barriers for future women policy leaders. The 40th Anniversary Leadership Connection series will bring our current and future leaders together in one room to discuss our country’s most pressing policy issues. Through these discussions, we’ll look back at the progress that we have made and look forward to the work that still needs to be done.

While 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the fight for women’s equal pay for equal work began long before this act, and continues to today. In the final panel of the Leadership Connection Series, we’ll revisit policy milestones on the road to equal pay, leaders of the fight, and the road we still must travel in order to close the gender pay gap.

March 21, 2019
4:30-6:00 pm: Panel Discussion
6:00-7:30 pm: Networking Reception
Location: American Federation of Teachers (555 New Jersey Avenue NW)


Liz Albertine, Legislative Director, Office of Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro
Cristina Antelo, Founder and CEO, Ferox Strategies
Joi Chaney, Chief of Staff, Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Megan Malone, Senior Director, Visa

We have designed this event to fully comply with US Senate Rule 35.1(d)(1), US House Ethics Manual pp. 41-47, and the U.S. Executive Branch Gift Rules regarding the “widely attended event” exception to the gift rules.

Leadership Connection Series Host Committee (in formation):

Josie Beets, Director, National Coordination, S.A.F.E. Project US* • Kate Belinski, Partner, Nossaman LLP • Clara Burger-Brucker, Senior Epidemiologist, ENVISION Project, RTI International* • Lisa Brown, Executive Director, Saw Mill Run Watershed Association* • Alana Cantillo, Director of Government Affairs, Charter Communications* • Kathee Facchiano, Chief of Staff, Office of Representative Clay Higgins (LA-3)* • Laurie Halverson, Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives* • Tami Hoffman, Director, S&P Global Ratings* • Nicole Hutchinson, Attorney Advisor, US Secret Service*

*PLEN alumna

For four decades, PLEN has been preparing women for public policy leadership. Whether this means opening up their eyes to possible careers, training them to negotiate their first salary, or helping them build the networks and confidence to get ahead, PLEN has been there to help young women forge their own path as leaders. Our year-long celebration will highlight PLEN’s rich history within the women’s movements for equality, showcase prominent alumnae, and look back at the impact we’ve made while continuing to break down barriers for future women leaders.

May 21, 2019, 6-8 pm
DAR O’Byrne Gallery and Portico
1776 D St NW
Washington, DC

Catch up on our past events:

August 28, 2018: PLEN Alumnae Network: A Strong and Supportive Force

July 11, 2018: Roots to Route with WGR & PLEN

June 26, 2018: Thank You for Being a PLEN Mentor!

May 17, 2018: Diplomacy in Action: A Discussion with Women Ambassadors

March 13, 2018: 2018 PLEN Mentor Awards

August 8, 2017: Welcome to DC Happy Hour

July 24, 2017: Owning Your Leadership Style webinar with Ustyled

June 28, 2017: So You Want to go to Grad School?

May 16, 2017: Daily Diplomacy: A Discussion with Women Ambassadors

March 15, 2017: 2017 PLEN Mentor Awards