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WP+Discussions: Parental Leave and the Motherhood Penalty

  • May 13, 2021
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Join WP+D for a discussion about the impact of parental leave policies on mothers in the workplace. Come learn from fellow members about how employers in our field can support working parents and make suggestions for how WP+D can act as an advocate for Chicago moms working in planning and development.

Hosted by: Kimberly Morris (former WP+D Board Vice-President) and  Kathleen Day (former WP+D Board President) 

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Kimberly Morris is Coordinator of Economic Development with the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, where she, and a team of planners, are at the helm of regional planning and economic development efforts for the southeast region of Chicago’s South Side. Previously, Kimberly led small business development and retention efforts at the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, where she worked to identify resources for business owners to expand, retain or relocate their operations to the northside community of Lakeview. Kimberly is a tactful community and economic development professional with nearly 10 years experience in neighborhood and commercial corridor revitalization. Her past work experience also includes public policy development and advocacy, community engagement, and comprehensive planning. Kimberly has a passion for building communities and a commitment to creating local policies that foster sustainable growth.

Kimberly holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Local Government Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Kimberly currently serves as Assistant Director for the Chicago Metro Section of American Planning Association-Illinois Chapter and was past Vice-President of Women in Planning + Development Chicago (2017-19).

Kathleen Day has worked in affordable housing policy and development for close to a decade. She works as a Real Estate Development Project Manager at Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc (POAH) and is an active member of the Illinois Housing Council and ULI Chicago. Kathleen served as President of the WP+D Board of Directors in 2019-20.

Kathleen holds a Master's in Urban Planning from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is a mother of two young children, sole breadwinner partnered with a stay-at-home-Dad, and a strong advocate for the professional development of women - especially fellow moms.
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