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Maine HR Convention: May 10 – 12, 2022


KEYNOTE | Women’s Careers

Monday, May 10th, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Just When We Thought The Working World Was Becoming More Equitable

Why you’ll want to participate in this session. This we know: COVID-19 has placed disproportionate obligations on working women, and when we layer that upon an already challenging world struggling with pay equity and unconscious biases, the need for HR to step up to the plate as advocates for women’s professional development is clear. This lively keynote discussion will focus on recognition of the current moment and the mitigating steps you can take to help build careers and change workplace cultures. We’re delighted to welcome Evelyn Murphy, the former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (and first woman to hold Constitutional office in the Commonwealth). Dr. Murphy is the founder of the Wage Project, Inc., an economist, and author of “Why Women Don’t Get Paid Like Men and What to Do About It.” Joining her is long-time Maine HR Convention friend Catherine Lamson, SVP and Chief Administrative Officer at MEMIC in Portland. She’s a progressive advocate for women in the insurance industry and serves on the Board of the Olympia Snowe Leadership Institute. Our moderator is Mim Minichiello from HUB International, whose “why” is to “create amazing work environments where people can live in their excellence.”

What’s it all about.

  • Discover and understand the economic underpinnings of the wage gap, how the pandemic exacerbates that, and how HR can make the business case for changing this dynamic.
  • Model leadership behaviors that cultivate women’s career development, for those seeking the C-Suite and for everyone seeking respect.
  • Hear stories of alliance building and how it makes all the difference.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business Credit

Program Faculty: Catherine Lamson, Evelyn Murphy, Mim Minichiello