The Women + Girls Research Alliance is partnering with Ally Financial to present a research summit in March 2021, focused oneducation, employment, health, the impact of COVID-19, and dialogue centered around the economic mobility of women and girls in our community.
Ally has awarded W+GRA a $10,000 grant to support the summit, a biennial event that brings together researchers, students, and community partners to focus on national, state and local issues affecting women and children. The 2021 event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10 from 8 am - 4 pm.
The Summit will include a 9 a.m. Women in Leadership Forum, featuring Dr. Sharon Gaber, UNC Charlotte Chancellor, and Dr. Joan Lorden, UNC Charlotte Provost. Summit breakout sessions will take place in the morning and afternoon, covering Latinx Communities & COVID, Affordable Housing, Intimate Partner Violence, Educational Equity, and Economic and Equity for Women. A detailed schedule with session information will be available in the next few weeks.
“The summit’s theme,Recovery and Discovery: Women and Girls in a Dual Pandemic,hopes to examine what policies and practices are successes, as well as what we can collectively learn from the challenges this unique moment in history has presented to us. Moreover, it is our hope that participants will leave the summit with definitive ideas on how to build a strong future for women and girls and help guide the Alliance’s research agenda for the next two years.”saidDr. Michelle Meggs,who was named Executive Director of the Alliance in Feb. 2020.