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Glamour's Samantha Barry and model Christy Turlington celebrate female change-makers in Washington

Glamour’s Samantha Barry and supermodel Christy Turlington at the heart of Washington DC hosted a dinner to celebrate the anniversary of maternal health, policy changers and the Hamilton Hotel . A hundred years ago, the hotel dined with influential men, and this year’s guest list is dominated by women . The hosts brought together a group of political changemakers whose narratives focused on discussing maternal health equity and promoting the passage of paid leave.

“I think attractive, comfortable 1939 has been fighting for women since its inception, including working women and moms. The truth is 80 years later, America is still one of only six in the world that doesn’t It’s a scandal to do one of the countries without federally mandated national paid leave,” Samantha Barry told Vogue. “We want to put the focus of journalism on the push for national paid leave. The best way Glamour can do this is through the lens of women, that we How to tell a story.”

Last week, Glamour magazine published an informative article, It’s time to pass paid time off , and 28 Days in the Postpartum Life of Eight Women , tracks the lives of eight women in the United States who vary widely in their access to maternity and paid leave. “Tonight, we gather at the center of power in America, bringing together some amazing changemakers, journalists, office workers and policymakers,” Samantha Barry told Vogue.

In the historic Hamilton Hotel , the venue showcased two elegant long tables that almost run the length of the ballroom, clad in flowing candles, soft blooming flowers and pale-grey linens, each adorned with calla lilies. Upstairs cocktail hour has two specialty drinks to choose from, one of which is called I’m Never Leaving, created in collaboration with Chef Sophia Roe. After mixing and nibbling on passing snacks, attendees are invited to take their seats. Hosts Samantha Barry and Christy Turlington took to the stage for a transparent conversation about the widespread need for paid time off in the United States. Topics covered in the pre-meal discussion include maternal mortality and the rampant racial inequality among women of color seeking maternal care in the United States.



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