Barbara Boxer
Barbara Boxer

Omni William Penn Hotel
March 22
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

A first-annual health symposium is taking root in Pittsburgh at a time when women’s issues are critical worldwide.

Featuring keynote speaker Senator Barbara Boxer, the Women’s Health Symposium will provide a much-needed forum where attendees can speak openly and honestly, learn from experts and peers, and discuss issues that are important to them.

Produced by Adagio Health during Women’s History Month, the day will include seminars, presentations, an awards ceremony, and more. Women can meet and network with professionals in reproductive health, family planning, breast and cervical cancer, nutrition, and sexual education.

Empowering women to advocate for their health, the symposium will explore a range of topics — from the opioid crisis, politics and pediatrics, to marginalized communities and advocacy.

In addition to Boxer — who in 2015 was the third most senior woman in the Senate — the event is bringing together local, regional and national leaders. Boxer, who began breaking barriers for women in the 1970s, took the lead in demanding that an all-white, all-male Senate Judiciary Committee give Anita Hill a fair hearing in 1991.

Additional speakers include Sue Frietsche with the Women’s Law Project, Katie Horowitz of Planned Parenthood and Kristy Trautmann with FISA Foundation. The honorary chair is Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania’s physician general and acting secretary of health.

Register now.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...