Foundation Convenings

Women, Work and Equity (RECORDED)

Living Wage Employment in Manufacturing and Beyond


Dec 06, 2021


5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.




Marcia LaFemina, President, Penn Globe, Board member, ManufactureCT; Sarah Lewis, Director of Apprenticeships, The WorkPlace, Inc.; Adrienne Parkmond, Chief Operating Officer, The WorkPlace, Inc. Moderator: Yolanda Caldera-Durant, VP for Community Strategies, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven



Women, Work and Equity
Marcia LaFemina, Sarah Lewis, Adrienne Parkmond
Left to right: Marcia LaFemina, Sarah Lewis, Adrienne Parkmond

The pandemic significantly impacted our community. In particular, women of color have been disproportionately affected by the triple pandemics of COVID-19, the economic recession and gender and racial inequity. As we begin to make our way towards the other side of this crisis, it is important to think and act boldly, creatively and inclusively for our region’s economy to fully recover. Women are a vital part of this equation.

Our guests discuss the reasons behind the region’s labor shortage and how to best support women so they can have careers that result in family economic security and contribute to our region’s economic recovery and growth.

Questions? Email Carmen Burgos.

Co-presented by:
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
The Community Fund for Women & Girls