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Rep. Beyer Announces Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi as Keynote Speaker at Annual Women’s Conference

Rep. Don Beyer announced today that Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi will be his special guest and keynote speaker at his Seventh Annual Women’s Conference: Unite. Ignite. Inspire on Saturday, November 4.

Nancy Pelosi served as the 52nd Speaker of the House of Representatives, having made history in 2007 when she was elected the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House. Pelosi made history again in January 2019 when she regained her position – the first person to do so in more than six decades. Speaker Pelosi is the chief architect of generation-defining legislation under two Democratic administrations, including the Affordable Care Act, the American Rescue Plan, and Inflation Reduction Act. Her leadership in enshrining the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law helped restore the ability of women to fight pay discrimination in the courts.

Rep. Beyer’s Women’s Conference is an annual event that convenes local stakeholders and experts to discuss a wide array of issues and how they impact women. This year’s conference will feature a conversation between Speaker Pelosi and Rep. Beyer on the many ways women work for change across the country. Rep. Beyer will also present the Clara Mortenson Beyer Women and Children First Award to Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Tanya J. Bradsher.

This year's conference will be held at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus on the morning of Saturday, November 4. Registration and additional information are available here.