Hastings Journal on Gender and the Law


Nancy Pelosi


Leader Pelosi's speech, delivered at the Hastings Women's Law Journal 25th Anniversary Symposium, discusses the recently-launched "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" campaign that places female empowerment at the center of a successful society and economy. Ms. Pelosi emphasized three fundamental issues that most affect the position of women in the workforce: pay equity, paid sick leave, and affordable quality child care. The successful resolution of those three issues is the key to the success of women and the U.S.