Tomorrow, the Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing on Expanding Economic Opportunity for Women and Families with witnesses Dr. Heather Boushey and AnnMarie Duchon.
Dr. Heather Boushey is the Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Her research focuses on economic inequality and public policy, specifically employment, social policy, and family economic well-being. The New York Times has called Boushey one of the “most vibrant voices in the field” and she testifies often before Congress on economic policy issues.
Boushey previously served as an economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Economic Policy Institute. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research and her B.A. from Hampshire College.
Read articles and testimony from Dr. Boushey here.
AnnMarie Duchon is the Associate Director of Accommodation Services at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. For years, Duchon was aware of a wage gap between herself and a male coworker who held the same title and a nearly identical background. Even after pointing out the disparity and advocating for increased wages, Duchon was denied pay equity for several years. Duchon is a member of MomsRising, an on-the-ground and online grassroots organization of more than a million people working to achieve economic security for all moms, women, and families in the United States.