Gillibrand to Host Valerie Jarrett, Sandra Lee for Female Empowerment Conference

As part of her continued efforts to be the voice of New York women, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will host a star-studded “Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit” at New York University next week.

Among the speakers is White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Sandra Lee, girlfriend of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a star of the Food Network.

Also slated to attend are ” Today Show” host Savannah Guthrie, The Dr. Oz Show’s Personal Finance Contributor Carmen Wong Ulrich and Majora Carter a MacArthur genius grant winner and founder of Sustainable South Bronx.

The focus of the summit will be about how women can lead the way in the economic recovery. Ms. Gillibrand has made women’s issues a focus of her first full-term in office, leading an effort to get more women involved in the political process.

For her part, Ms. Lee has very much shied away from anything that smacks of politics, and this is the first time (to my knowledge) that she has shared a stage with Senator Gillibrand or anyone else from our political class (aside from Gov. Cuomo, of course.)

Perhaps she was convinced by the prospect of “girl time?”

  Gillibrand to Host Valerie Jarrett, Sandra Lee for Female Empowerment Conference