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2017 September Luncheon with Joan Bradley Wages, President & CEO of the National Women's History Museum

September 20, 2017
11:30 AM EDT to 2:00 PM EDT
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Greenberg Traurig LLP
1750 Tysons Boulevard Suite 1000
McLean, VA 22102

Pioneer Women in Business 

Have you heard about the Witch of Wall Street?  Or the former slave who became the first woman head of a bank? Or the woman who changed the colonial economy by developing and cultivating the crop that produced one-third the total value of the colonies’ exports before the Revolutionary War?

Learn more about these pioneering businesswomen and their accomplishments that a path for today’s women and future generations of men and women to follow.  National Women’s History Museum President and CEO Joan Wages will highlight some of the women who led the way in business and why a women’s history museum on the National Mall will help shape future generations of trailblazers and history makers. 

About the National Women's History Museum:

The National Women's History Museum educates, inspires, empowers, and shapes the future by integrating women's distinctive history into the culture and history of the United States.

About Joan Bradley Wages:

As President & CEO of the National Women's History Museum (NWHM), Joan Bradley Wages leads the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating Americans about the diverse, historic contributions of women and raise awareness about the critical need for a national women's history museum in our nation's capital. As one of NWHM's founding Board Members, Joan has been a passionate and tireless champion of this effort for nearly 20 years. She advocated Congress to pass current legislation that established a bi-partisan Congressional Commission to produce a feasible plan for the Museum, which the President signed in December 2014. 

Prior to her current position, Joan championed women's issues on and off Capitol Hill throughout her career. Joan began her career in the airline industry as a flight attendant for Trans World Airline, and later served as Director of Customer Service for the airline, eventually joining the Independent Federation of Flight Attendants as its spokesperson and lobbyist. She teamed with a small group of women to advocate for the transfer of The Portrait Monument from the Capitol Crypt to the Rotunda, where it stands today. Joan served as president of Cash, Smith & Wages, where she helped pass the Family and Medical Leave Act, the smoking ban on aircrafts, numerous aviation security measures, and Delaware legislation to prevent the take-over of corporations by corporate raiders. Joan has participated in Women in Government Relations and the Women's Leadership Forum. She also served on the Board of the Virginia Alliance for Health Care Freedom. 

As part of its Remarkable Women series, Lifetime Television honored Joan for her efforts on behalf of the Museum. She has a TEDx Talk on Where Are Our Heroines?. Ms. Wages holds a B.A. from Auburn University and an M.A. in Philosophy from Columbia Pacific University.

EARLY BIRD ENDS September 12th at 7:00 pm!

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$110.00 Member Ticket
$85.00 Earlybird rate before September 12

$165.00 Non-Member
$135.00 Earlybird rate before September 12