And last, and certainly the first for The Women's Foundation, is Roma Guy, who was a founder of The Women's Foundation more than 25 years ago, as well as being a founder of many other nonprofits.
[Applause, shouts]But nothing has slowed Roma down, for she is also the Director of Bay Area Homelessness Program and an instructor at San Francisco State University.
For the past ten years, she
has built the Health Education Department Support for Interactive
and Experiential Learning.She
has designed courses to engage especially low-income people, low-income students in urban social issues of poverty, homelessness and social justice.
So, with this incredible panel… All of them will answer an easy question I'm going to pose.Then we will go one by one and have a primary answerer for the next four questions.After which we want to open it up and have communication and dialogue with all of you.So, the first easy question is, given your work, what do you believe is the greatest barrier to women's economic security?And the first brave soul to take that… will be Roma
In order to do that, part of our movement, Roma
, needs to make sure we are electing more women to public office.
, what can be done to reduce the economic divide between the wealthiest and poorest segments of California's population?Roma Guy:
, you're wrong.