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#AskHer: Advancing Gender and Racial Equity in the Workplace
Women make change happen! Yet, despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, women—especially women of
color—are still vastly underrepresented in traditionally male-dominated fields.

This Women’s History Month, join The Women’s Foundation for a conversation with women powerhouses in our community who are changing the game and are fearlessly tackling industries that men often overpopulate.

During this webinar, panelists will share their journey and the challenges they’ve faced in their industry, discuss strategies to help women of color overcome disparities often encountered in the workplace (i.e., sexism, racism, promotional opportunities, equal pay), and examine ways we—as a community—can collectively accelerate racial and gender equity to give women the power and resources they need to take charge and reach their highest potential.

Mar 28, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Moderator: Michelle L. Rice
President of TV One and CLEO TV & Board Member at Washington Area Women's Foundation
Michelle L. Rice was named President of TV One and CLEO TV in October 2020. Previously serving as General Manager, she continues to have oversight of all business, operational and creative aspects for both networks. Before joining TV One, Rice had stints at iNDemand, NBC Cable Network and Black Entertainment Television (BET), where she started her career through the Walter Kaitz Fellowship program in 1993. A graduate of Temple University and the University of Southern California, Rice is actively involved on the Boards of several local civic, community and charitable organizations, including Easterseals, Calvary Women’s Services and United Way of the Nation’s Capital. Additionally, she is a member and staunch supporter of both Washington Area Women Foundation and International Women’s Forum. She currently resides in Maryland with her family.
Panelist: Lisa Anders
Vice President of Business Development at MCN Build
Lisa Anders serves in a business development capacity, helping MCN Build grow beyond their current geographic and market sector footprint, and is instrumental in helping to define MCN Build’s strategic direction. Her expertise and background in construction has proven invaluable to clients as they seek to understand and strategize on the execution of their programmatic needs related to new ventures and capital improvement projects. Lisa also collaborates with the marketing team to increase brand awareness and develop key staff into technical thought leaders. Prior to joining MCN Build, Lisa worked for McKissack & McKissack and served as the Project Executive for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Howard University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Smith School of Business.
Panelist: Jennifer King
Assistant Running Backs Coach at Washington Commanders
Jennifer King is the Assistant Running Backs Coach for the Washington Commanders. Following her promotion in 2021, she became the first Black female assistant position coach in NFL history. King also became the second female assistant position coach in the NFL behind Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust. In 2021, King assisted the running backs and Antonio Gibson rush for over 1,000 yards, the first time a Washington running back had accomplished the feat since 2018. Due to Covid-19 protocols, King became the first African American woman in NFL history to serve as a primary position coach in Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles. She also became the first woman to serve as a positional coach in the East-West Shrine Bowl. King holds a masters of science in sports administration from Liberty University and holds a bachelor of science in sports management from Guilford College.
Panelist: Yolanda D. Murphy
Vice President of Global Corporate Communications at NetApp
Yolanda duCille Murphy is the Vice President of Global Corporate Communications for NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, where she leads global strategy and execution for integrated communications and corporate positioning, building a bridge between corporate and employee voice. Prior to NetApp, Yolanda served as Managing Director at Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) where she led efforts to more deeply integrate equity into the business framework and matured the firm’s DEI related offerings. She also served as Vice President of Communications for Northrop Grumman where she executed communications initiatives that promoted culture, awareness, connection, and overall business growth. Yolanda is a doctoral student in Troy University’s Global Leadership Program. She holds a master’s degree in communications from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in visual communications from International Academy of Design and Technology.