Tuesday, March 21, 2017
WTS-Boston March Luncheon Seminar - Recognizing Female Leaders, featuring Michelle Wu
11:30 AM - 01:15 PM Eastern Standard Time
WTS-Boston March Luncheon Seminar
On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, WTS-Boston will hold a luncheon seminar to celebrate Women's History Month with guest speaker Michelle Wu, current President of the Boston City Council. Michelle will discuss her experience in a leadership role as well as her passion for sustainable transportation. Drawing on her recent trip to Europe, she will discuss how the City of Boston’s infrastructure can become more friendly to bicyclists and pedestrians and the importance of equal access to public transit in all neighborhoods.
Michelle Wu has been a voice for accessibility, transparency, and community engagement in city leadership. First elected to the Boston City Council in November 2013 at the age of 28, Wu is the first Asian-American woman to serve on the Council. In January 2014, she was elected President of the City Council by her colleagues in a unanimous vote, becoming the first woman of color to serve as Council President.
Councilor Wu was the lead sponsor of Boston's Paid Parental Leave ordinance and Healthcare Equity ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity -- both of which passed unanimously through the Council and were signed into law by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. She also authored Boston’s Communications Access ordinance, which guarantees translation, interpretation and assistive technology for access to city services regardless of English language proficiency or communications disability.
In 2016, Councilor Wu was honored as one of Ten Outstanding Young Leaders by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and as part of Marie Claire magazine’s The New Guard: The 50 Most Influential Women in America.
Michelle Wu graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. She is fluent in Mandarin and Spanish, and lives in Roslindale with her husband Conor and her two year-old son Blaise.
Omni Parker House
60 School Street
Registration/Networking: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Program: 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Kindly RSVP for the luncheon by Thursday, March 16, 2017.
Note: A $10 late charge will be applied to registrations received after the deadline.
Registrations are binding. No-shows will be billed.
To purchase a Private Sector Table, the first person will register at the table price, then please add 9 colleagues under the Private Sector table using the colleague price. If you are unsure who will be sitting at the table please put "TBD" for their name and pick a meal choice. The names of attendees can be submitted closer to event date.
For questions on this event, or to purchase a Public Sector table, please contact Lindsey Barbee, Co-Chair of the Programs Committee, at email@example.com.
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