Seneca Falls event supports women in the modern workplace

Created: 03/22/2014 8:00 PM WHEC.com

Supporting women in the modern workplace, that was the goal of an event on Saturday in Seneca Falls.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was there to outline her five point plan. She says it will help working middle class women by modernizing America's outdated workplace policies. She also says it will expand paid family and medical leave, provide universal pre-k, make quality affordable childcare accessible and increase the minimum wage and close the wage gap.

Gillibrand says it's more important than ever that women get a fair shot in the workplace because of the increase in dual income households.

"It's really important that we support women, whether it's equal pay, or whether it's affordable day care or paid leave. When they're working at their full potential the economy grows,” said Gillibrand.

National Women’s Hall of Fame Board Member Eileen Hartmann says, "Understanding the achievement of women who have come before us, we're standing on their shoulders, and how we can help younger women from birth on to understand how as pioneers we can help them to achieve success.”

Saturday’s event was one of many this month celebrating women's history.

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