Haute 100 Update: Nancy Pelosi Speaks of the Importance of Women in Business

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Minority Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi will be speaking in Denver and Boulder, CO today about women in business, the struggling economy, and her ideas for recovery. Pelosi will be joined by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, who represents Denver County, and the two will be speaking to several dozen prominent female business leaders.

Friday, August 26, was Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the day when women obtained the right to vote on an equal basis with men. Pelosi spoke of the importance of strong women in the workforce, saying, “With women comprising half of the workforce and leading our economy as business owners, we know that advancing women’s empowerment today means focusing on the top priority of all Americans: job creation.”

She added, “We must strengthen women workers and entrepreneurs, expand our middle class and ensure the economic security of our families. In reaching for that goal, Congress can build on the legacy of Women’s Equality Day, advance the cause of equality and opportunity, and make our nation stronger.”

Later today, Pelosi will be a special guest speaker at a private Democrat fundraiser hosted by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis at the home of Dan Friedlander and Diane Rosenthal in Boulder. This event remains open to the public, and guests are asked to contribute $100, $250, or $1,000 to the Jared Polis Majority Fund 2012 for tickets.

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