On the heels of President Obama’s first-ever call for a national paid family and medical leave law, more than 150 professors from the nation’s most prestigious business schools will send a historic letter to Congress urging members to pass the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act — legislation the president noted in his announcement that would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program. On Tuesday, the National Partnership for Women & Families will convene an audio press conference featuring professors who sent the letter, including its lead author.
Audio press conference to discuss a letter being sent to members of Congress by business professors from across the country that makes a powerful business case for the FAMILY Act, national paid family and medical leave legislation, and calls on lawmakers to make its passage a top priority.
Stewart D. Friedman, Practice Professor of Management and Director of the Work/Life Integration Project, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
Scott Behson, Professor of Management, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Moderator: Vicki Shabo, Vice President, National Partnership for Women & Families
2:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Dial-in number: 1-800-311-9403 | Passcode: PAIDLEAV
To receive an embargoed copy of the letter, contact Sadie Kliner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-286-2600. Embargoed copies of the letter will be sent Tuesday, September 15, at or after 9:00 a.m. ET.