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O'Leary to speak on women in the work force

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, 4:30 p.m. 16 Robertson Hall

Ann O'Leary, a former Clinton administration official who heads a research center at the University of California-Berkeley focusing on workplace issues, will discuss women's role in the work force at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in 16 Robertson Hall.

O'Leary's talk is titled "A Working Nation: How Women as Half the Labor Force Transforms Our Lives." She is the executive director of the Berkeley Center for Health Economics and Family Security at the Berkeley School of Law. The center develops and advances solutions to address the economic risks faced by working Americans, focusing on improving access to health care, developing better protections for workers who are voluntarily or involuntarily on leave from their jobs and supporting working parents in a flexible workplace.

O'Leary also is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a Washington, D.C., think tank.

From 2001 to 2003, she was the legislative director for U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. She served in the administration of President Bill Clinton from 1994 to 2000, including as special assistant to the president on the Domestic Policy Council and as senior policy adviser to the deputy secretary of education.

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the school's Office of Graduate Career Services.

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