New York IAWP Chapter Announces Meeting with Frances Perkins Center

The New York Chapter of the International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) is thrilled to announce a special meeting with Emma Wegner, Frances Perkins Center’s Program and Education Director. The meeting is scheduled for April 20, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm Eastern time.

The Frances Perkins Center was established in 2009 to honor the life and legacy of Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve as a U.S. cabinet member. Perkins was the Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, and during her tenure, she championed workers’ rights and helped shape many New Deal policies aimed at addressing the challenges of the Great Depression. She was a pioneer for women in government and a fierce advocate for social justice.

Emma Wegner joined the Frances Perkins Center as Program and Education Director in 2022, and we are excited to have her share her insights with us. Emma has a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Bryn Mawr College and a master’s degree in the History of Decorative Arts from the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. Prior to joining the Center, she worked in Public Programs in the Education Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and in Education at The Cloisters, the Met’s branch museum dedicated to medieval art.

We invite you to join us for this special meeting with Emma Wegner on April 20, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm Eastern time. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the life and legacy of Frances Perkins. We look forward to seeing you there!

All IAWP members are invited to attend and may click here to register.