Overcoming. Leading. Creating World Change. 

Join us! We at Family Life Education (FLE) are proud to celebrate our community and mission during our upcoming benefit luncheon “The Power of Women: Overcoming, Leading and Creating World Change.” This dynamic event will take place Thursday November 14, 2019 at the CT Convention Center and we’d love it if you could purchase a sponsorship, table, or tickets to this luncheon! This year’s distinguished panel of speakers includes our nation’s longest serving woman in both the Congress and Senate, author of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and instigator for the creation of the Office of Women’s Health at the National Institute of Health (NIH), former U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski! Senator Mikulski will be joined on stage with Lilly Ledbetter herself and Dr. Vivian Pinn. Dr. Pinn is the first woman and African-American to lead the Office of Women’s Health Research at the National Institute of Health (NIH).

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Featured Auction Items
A sneak peek of some of the amazing silent auction items that will be available exclusively during the luncheon!


 Meet & Greet Our Guest Panelists

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (Ret.)

Longest serving woman in our nation’s history serving in both the House and the Senate, first Democratic woman elected to the U.S. Senate in her own right, first woman to Chair the powerful U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Authored and led the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and led the bipartisan women of Congress who demanded and were successful in obtaining the creation of the Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health in 1994.

Dr. Vivian W. Pinn

Founding Director (ret.) of the Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health and Senior Scientist Emerita, National Institutes of Health. Graduated UVA Medical School in 1962 as only African American and only woman. Recipient of more than 300 honors and awards, she is the first African American woman elected to Modern Healthcare’s Hall of Fame, and is also a recipient of the New York Academy of Medicine Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Health Policy.  

Lilly Leadbetter

 Advocate and champion for equal pay with her personal discovery that after 19 years working for Goodyear Tire, she was being paid less than her male counterparts.  Ms. Ledbetter’s discrimination case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although she lost, Congress took up the cause.  U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and U.S. Senator Mikulski introduced the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in the U.S. Senate, CT’s Representative Rosa DeLauro introduced it in the House of Representatives, and together, they secured its passage in Congress. In January 2009, it was the first bill signed into law by President Obama.