Verity Now wants car safety standards to include females – Episode 170
Beth A. Brooke, VERITY NOW Co-Chair Beth A. Brooke retired as the Global Vice-Chair – Public Policy at EY and a member of the firm’s Global Executive Board. Ms. Brooke had public policy responsibility for the firm’s operations in over 150 countries and was the global sponsor for EY’s Diversity and Inclusiveness efforts.
During the Clinton Administration, she worked in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she was responsible for all tax policy matters related to insurance and managed care. She played important roles in the healthcare reform and Superfund reform efforts.
Ms. Brooke serves on the board of The New York Times Company, eHealth, Beta Bionics, Tricolor Holdings, and SHEEX. She is also a member of the Board of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality, The Conference Board, The Aspen Institute, and Out Leadership. She is a member of the inaugural class of the Henry Crown Fellows of The Aspen Institute, the Committee of 200, and the International Women’s Forum.
Ms. Brooke is a prominent voice around the world on Diversity and Inclusion, including most prominently on LGBT inclusion and women. She has been named eleven times to the list of Forbes “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women“. In 2017, she received the Theodore Roosevelt Award, the top individual honor bestowed by the U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). She has also been inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
In the United States, women are over 17 percent more likely to die and 73 percent more likely to be seriously injured in a vehicle crash than men. VERITY (Vehicle Equity Rules in Transportation) NOW unites people to fight for equality in vehicle safety by educating on, and advocating for, crash testing standards that protect men and women equally to make cars safer for all.