The Economic Status of Women in Colorado

Tue Jun 14, 2016
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Louise Myrland HeadshotThe Economic Status of Women in Colorado Report examines how women in Colorado fare with regard to ‘Employment & Earnings’ and ‘Poverty & Opportunity,’ and identifies policy recommendations for progress. Key findings include: Women in Colorado are above average on several economic measures, but women are more likely to live in poverty than men and the pay gap is not expected to close until 2057.

However, if women earned the same as comparable men, the poverty rate for working women would be cut in half and the state economy would grow by $9.2 billion. This research will be presented by Louise Myrland, vice president of community initiatives and investments for The Women’s Foundation of Colorado. A panel discussion will follow to bring in local perspective and expertise from those working on several levels to improve economic opportunities for women and their families.

Speaker Louise V. Myrland joined The Women’s Foundation of Colorado in 2014 to lead the organization’s work in research, public policy, and strategic community investments. Before joining WFCO, she developed, implemented, and evaluated college access, affordability, and success programs for students in Denver.

This program is one of four in the Vail Valley Partnership’s Business Forum Series. The Vail Symposium is happy to partner with the VVP to address difficult local issues.

Welcome and sign-in starts at 8:30. Program begins at 9 a.m.

Coffee and pastries will be provided.