Agenda Announced for Equal Pay Day 2018

American Business Woman’s Association is pleased to announce the agenda for the their Third Annual Equal Pay Day event, Celebration of Women in the Workforce.  

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, from 4:30 PM t0 7:30 PM  at the National World War II Museum. Seats are limited.


The agenda is a follows:


Cocktails & Compensation Happy Hour American Sector Restaurant


Negotiation Strategies that work for Women (And Everyone): Leila Gowland

Lelia Gowland helps make work work for women. Lelia started her company, Gowland LLC, because women kept coming to her for support in workplace negotiations and career decision-making. Now a sought-after speaker and writer on workplace dynamics for women, Lelia has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as GE and as well as professional associations across the country. Considered a thought leader in the field, Lelia is a weekly contributor to Forbes and has been profiled in Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire for her unique approach. Learn more at

6:15pm- 6:45pm

Creating Gender-Balanced Leadership: Melissa Greenwell

Melissa Greenwell, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer, leads supply chain, information and technology, human resources, corporate communications and legal at The Finish Line, Inc., a national specialty athletic retailer. Melissa has applied her expertise in the design and development of organizations in many industries to help create high-performance companies. Her career includes senior leadership positions with The Finish Line, JP Morgan Chase, Sallie Mae, Brightpoint North America, Alcoa, and Made2Manage Systems. She is also a certified executive coach who helps men and women understand how they can leverage natural strengths and identify and affect behavioral changes that will help them succeed as senior leaders. Her work has been recognized in a number of professional publications including The Boss,, Business, and on radio networks. Melissa is a frequent speaker on the topic of gender-diversity in leadership at organizations and conferences around the country in every industry.

Melissa is the author of Money On The Table, How To Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership. Greenwell takes a non-blame and logical approach in her challenge to male business leaders to hire more women in leadership positions, for the simple reason that their companies will make more money if they do. With so few women in leadership positions, companies are missing out on creating the best solutions, products, and services for their customers. Gender imbalance is a serious problem that is costly for companies in the long run but also one that is easy to solve. Learn more at


Equal Pay Salary Second Line benefiting ABWA’s Educational Scholarship Fund.

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