National Partnership for Women & Families

2017 Gala Dinner Highlights

Distinguished Speakers

Petula Dvorak, National Partnership Gala 2017
Petula Dvorak
Emcee and Washington Post columnist
Ellen Malcom, National Partnership Gala 2017
Ellen Malcolm
Chairwoman, Board of Directors
Debra Ness, National Partnership Gala 2017
Debra Ness
President, National Partnership
Senator Kamala Harris for California
Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, Keynote and Honoree


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2017 Gala Dinner Senator Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris

2017 Gala Dinner Speakers
National Partnership President Debra Ness, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris,
Washington Post Columnist Petula Dvorak and Board Chairwoman
Ellen Malcolm

2017 Gala Dinner Debra Ness
National Partnership President Debra Ness

2017 Gala Dinner Ellen Malcom
National Partnership Board Chairwoman Ellen Malcolm

2017 Gala Dinner Petula Dvorak
Washington Post Columnist Petula Dvorak speaks to a full ballroom


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Event Quotes

"Here’s the truth people need to understand: To tackle the challenges of the 21st century, we must empower women and families. If we do not lift up women and families, everyone will fall short. Because when you lift up women, you lift up families, you lift up communities, you lift up economies — and you lift up America."
— U.S. Senator Kamala Harris

"Since the National Partnership for Women & Families opened its doors more than 45 years ago, we have been standing strong — working tirelessly to create a society that is free, fair and just — where nobody has to experience discrimination, all workplaces are family friendly, and no family is without quality, affordable health care and real economic security."
— National Partnership Board Chairwoman Ellen Malcolm

"We’re taking back our destiny. The National Partnership is fighting every day to put the issues that matter to women and families front and center — to secure a better future for all of us. And we are having an impact. Together, we are creating a resurgence in activism."
— National Partnership President Debra Ness


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Our Generous Supporters

Pacesetters: Bayer | BlueCross BlueShield Association | Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | Exelon Foundation | General Electric | Hogan Lovells US LLP | Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | Nina B. Matis | Microsoft | Pfizer Inc. | PhRMA | PwC, LLP | Sharis Pozen | WilmerHale

Underwriters: AARP | Aetna Inc. | Anthem | Citi | Covington & Burling LLP | DLA Piper | Google | Johnson & Johnson | Jones Day | Morrison & Foerster LLP | Motley Rice LLC | Northrop Grumman Corporation | PWR | Service Employees International Union | Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | UnitedHealth Group

Distinguished Supporters: ABIM Foundation | AFSCME | AmeriHealth Caritas | Clifford Chance US LLP | Ellen R. Malcolm | Morgan Stanley | National UAW Community Action Program | Melanie and Larry Nussdorf | Pacific Gas & Electric Company | Perkins Coie LLP | Planned Parenthood Federation of America | Ruth and Stephen Pollak | Richard P. Rome | Sidley Austin LLP | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP | Joe Solmonese | The Steptoe Foundation | The Jay and Kelly Sugarman Foundation | UPS | Williams & Connolly LLP | Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

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