Melissa Boyd (Norristown, PA), a family law Partner at High Swartz, recently moderated a panel at the annual Montgomery County Commission on Women and Families (MCCWF) Awareness Event, an event held in Norristown, Pennsylvania (a Philadelphia suburb), that is focused on discrimination against women.
The MCCWF—created by the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners—is a diverse group of women volunteers who serve Montgomery County communities and help aspiring women achieve their educational goals.
Their mission is to foster leadership, provide awareness of existing services, promote the development of resources, and advocate equal access to such resources in order to enhance the lives of women and families.
Each year, an event theme is drawn from the National Women’s History Project, with this years’ theme being, “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”
Honoring this year’s theme, the MCCWF celebrated women fighting not only against sexism, but also against the many intersecting forms of discrimination faced by women. Some of these include discrimination based on race and ethnicity, class, disability, sexual orientation, non-binary and/or non-conforming gender express, veteran status, and many other categories
Boyd, a devoted family law lawyer, moderated a panel discussion with the Women’s Law Project, who was also honored for its devotion to protecting and advancing the rights of women and girls.
The panelists discussed recent trends, legislative action, and strategies to combat unequal pay, pregnancy discrimination, and sexual harassment in the workplace. They also identified national and local resources to help women fighting all forms of discrimination.
Learn more about the Montgomery County Commission on Women and Families (MCCWF).