"Carrying the Momentum Forward" - with keynote remarks by:
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland,
Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy,
Valerie Jarrett - Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, and
Closing remarks by Hollie Hinton, director of the Governor's Office of Women's Initiatives and Outreach.
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland signed an executive order establishing the Ohio Council on Women and Girls. The council will work to advance the status of women and girls particularly in the areas of economic development, education, and health care.
The council will meet quarterly and include representatives from across state government, who will work on a policy that responds to issues that have a distinct impact on the lives of women and girls. The Ohio Council on Women and Girls will make recommendations to the governor on legislation and other policies affecting women and girls; support public outreach efforts; and work in partnership with non-profit organizations, local governments, and others.