SHRM Workplace Policy Conference 2021 attendees have access to the virtual event platform 30 days post-event!
Click Here to access the virtual event platform
Have a question or need support? Contact us at



General Session
Powerful Women in the Spotlight: A Policy Conversation with Leaders in the 117th Congress
Tuesday 04/20/2021 03:30 PM - 04:20 PM   Add to calendar

Last year, a record-setting 28 women were newly elected to Congress. Like women everywhere, they are already influencing their workplace, in this case the 117th Congress. Join us to hear directly from key female members of Congress -- both new and returning -- about innovative policy solutions that will shape the workplace for years to come. It's also a great chance to gain insights on how you can make the case for innovative policy solutions that will change minds on Capitol Hill.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will:

  1. Learn how more women in Congress will influence the legislative agenda, and how HR professionals can be a resource as they consider issues impacting work, workers and the workplace.  
  2. Hear directly from distinguished lawmakers about how they are changing their own workplaces and influencing change not only in the halls of Congress, but across the country.
  3. Learn about emerging legislative trends to watch for in Congress that will impact the workplace in 2021 and beyond.
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers  Photo
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers,
U.S. House of Representatives
Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester  Photo
Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester,
U.S. House of Representatives
Representative Maria Elvira Salazar Photo
Representative Maria Elvira Salazar, Congresswoman,
Florida’s 27th Congressional District
Mark Walker Photo
Mark Walker, former Member of Congress