Maureen Conway

Vice President for Policy Programs and Executive Director, Economic Opportunities Program, The Aspen Institute

Maureen Conway is vice president for policy programs at the Aspen Institute and executive director of its Economic Opportunities Program. She founded EOP’s Workforce Strategies Initiative and leads researchers and consultants in identifying and advancing strategies that help low-income Americans gain ground in today’s labor market. A nationally recognized expert in sectoral workforce development, Conway has authored numerous publications, including research reports, case studies, policy briefs, and co-edited the book Connecting People to Work: Workforce Intermediaries and Sector Strategies. She has consulted for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and advised the Peace Corps on economic development programs in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Maureen has an M.B.A. from Columbia University, a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, and a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Holy Cross College.

Videos/Audio of Maureen Conway

Despite discussion of work-life balance, work is not something separate from our life, but integral to it. Good work is... See more
“Our people are our most important asset” is a common refrain from the C-suite — but does the walk match the talk? For... See more
Retail has long been one of the most influential industries in the United States. Currently the retail industry employs... See more
The central tenet of the American dream is the idea that if you work hard, you can succeed. Success is usually measured... See more
Additional featured speaker: Joyce Klein. // The challenge of economic opportunity in America seems to be in the... See more
How can we engage business in the quest for greater income equality? While government fixes like tax, safety net, and... See more