Register to attend: A Conversation with the Honorable Connie Morella: Reflecting on 30 Years of WANTO

When:  Wednesday, March 31; 12:00pm ETLogo


Host/Organizer: Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor


Women’s Bureau Wednesdays, an episodic noontime discussion launched during Women’s History Month and featuring priority topics in women’s employment, equity and economic security, will host

A Conversation with the Honorable Connie Morella: Reflecting on 30 Years of WANTO

Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon will discuss the impetus for the groundbreaking Women in Apprenticeship and Non-Traditional Occupations (WANTO) grant program with former Congresswoman and apprenticeship champion the Honorable Connie Morella.  They will also discuss the inroads women have made into non-traditional occupations, their progress in the workforce, and the work that remains, particularly in the wake of the global pandemic, to protect women’s hard-won gains.

Connie Morella served as Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris from 2003 to 2007, the first U.S. Ambassador to the OECD ever to have served in the U.S. Congress. From 1987 until 2003, Ambassador Morella represented Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she developed a national reputation as a leading advocate for women, children and families.  She also promoted economic growth through science and technology, spearheading landmark legislation promoting technology transfer from federal labs to private industry. Ambassador Morella is still active in policy through her board and volunteer service.