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Changemaker Chat with Portia Wu

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Dear Changemakers,

We're incredibly excited to announce that our next Changemaker Chat will feature Portia Wu. We look forward to digging into lessons Portia has learned throughout her incredible career - including stretching yourself, embracing failure, and prioritizing what is important to you- outside of the daily grind.

Portia has spent her career developing and implementing labor policy as well as building expertise in key policy levers including legislation, regulation, executive action, and budget development. She has worked in the public, non-profit, and private sectors on a broad cross-section of issues, from minimum wage to mine safety, retirement security to immigration. Most recently (from 2014 to January 2017), Portia served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training (ETA), where she oversaw billions of dollars in workforce and training investments, as well as income-support and reemployment programs. Changemaker Chat's theme for this month is 'growth' - and we're excited for Portia to share some of her growth stories, including the importance of mentoring, collaborating and choosing a career outside medicine.

Please register below and feel free to send along to any other women who might be interested - we're always looking to grow the group! Are you interested in volunteering at our next Chat? Shoot us a note at hellodc@changemakerchat.com -- we are always looking for volunteers!

Looking forward to seeing you all in March!


Changemaker Chats DC is excited to bring you a Changemaker Chat with Portia Wu.

Portia Wu has spent her career developing and implementing labor policy and developing expertise in key policy levers including legislation, regulation, executive action, and budget development. She has worked in the public, non-profit, and private sectors on a broad cross-section of issues, from minimum wage to mine safety, retirement security to immigration. Most recently (from 2014 to January 2017), Wu served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training (ETA), where she oversaw billions of dollars in workforce and training investments, as well as income-support and reemployment programs. She led the agency through the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, the largest reform of the public workforce system in almost two decades. Wu previously served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Labor and Workforce policy and as General Counsel and Labor Policy Director on the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, working for Senator Edward M. Kennedy. She also worked at the National Partnership for Women and Families as Vice-President for Work-Family policy. Wu started her career as an attorney, representing workers and unions.

We hope you can join us!
Jen, Morgann and Nikki of Changemaker Chats DC

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