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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

Oklahoma Watch-Out: The Treatment of Women

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Oklahoma Watch will host a free public forum about the perceptions and treatment of Oklahoma women in the workplace, public leadership roles and opportunities to advance in the business world. 

The forum, entitled “The Treatment of Women,” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 24th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Kamp’s 1910 Café, 10 N.E. 10th St. in Oklahoma City.  Oklahoma Watch Executive Editor David Fritze will moderate the discussion, and questions from the audience will be taken. Guests are encouraged to RSVP.

The featured panelists will be Rhonda Hooper, president and CEO of Jordan Advertising and chair of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber; state Rep. Cyndi Munson of Oklahoma City, who is a member of the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women; and Holly Cole, director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s area office in Oklahoma City.

In recent years, the visibility of women in positions of achievement has become more pronounced: a female governor and other state leaders, successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and athletes, among others. At the same time, sexual harassment cases have seized headlines at the Legislature, the state ranks high in violence by men against women, and Oklahoma was shown to have one of the largest pay gaps between men and women. Is women’s quality of life in the state getting better or worse?

 

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Rhonda Hooper is president and CEO of Jordan Advertising, a marketing and communications agency that has been headquartered in Oklahoma City for 56 years. She is the third CEO in the agency’s history, and the second female to hold the top position. 

This year, Hooper became the first woman to head the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, which was founded 128 years ago. She previously served on the chamber’s executive committee as vice chair of economic development and of convention and tourism development. Hooper has chaired the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Commission and led the MAPS III Coalition. She is chair of the governing board of the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology; past chair of the Oklahoma Business Roundtable, and past chair of Leadership Oklahoma. She was recently inducted into the Oklahoma State University Hall of Fame.

 

Rep. Cyndi Munson was elected to the Legislature in September 2015, becoming the state’s first Asian-American female legislator, and was re-elected in 2016. She is Democrat serving District 85, which includes part of Oklahoma City, Nichols Hills, The Village and Warr Acres.  Munson was recently named to the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women. Prior to entering the Legislature, she spent five years working for Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, providing leadership programs for girls in low-income schools, juvenile detention centers and public housing.

Munson received a bachelor’s in political science at the University of Central Oklahoma and a master’s in leadership education at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

 

Helen Cole became director of the EEOC’s Oklahoma City area office in November 2010. Prior to this, she was manager of the training services support division for the FAA Academy and manager of the FAA’s human resource management division, both located at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center. From 1999 to 2005, Cole was a senior trial attorney for the EEOC in Oklahoma City and previously was in private law practice. She also served for two years as an arbitrator presiding over labor disputes between the U.S. Postal Service and the American Postal Workers’ Union.

 

About Oklahoma Watch

Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that produces in-depth and investigative journalism on public-policy issues facing the state.  Oklahoma Watch-Outs are a way to restore civil discourse and civic engagement in our state by connecting the general public to public officials, asking meaningful and sometimes difficult questions, holding leaders accountable and uncovering solutions to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma.  For more information and to make a donation, visit www.oklahomawatch.org

 

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Kamp's 1910 Café
10 Northeast 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)


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Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that produces in-depth and investigative content on a range of public-policy issues facing the state. For more information and to make a donation, visit www.oklahomawatch.org.

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