Wyoming women as economic drivers

Working Women are Crucial to Wyoming’s Economy 

Wyoming Women as Economic Drivers was funded in partnership with the Wyoming Council for Women (WCW) and the Equality State Policy Center (ESPC). Authored by Jen Simon, who serves as a Senior Policy Analyst with ESPC and the Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center (WYSAC). 

The brief: 

  • Points to research that demonstrates significant benefits to ensuring conditions that make working accessible to women. 
  • Is part of a larger conversation about women’s participation in the workforce, the importance of self-sufficient wages, and how the state can benefit as a whole. 
  • Concludes with policy recommendations that could help Wyoming tap into the underutilized economic resource of women in the workforce.
The release of Wyoming Women as Economic Drivers comes just after Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon unveiled Wyoming’s Strategy to Survive, Drive and Thrive, a three-part plan to economic recovery. The brief released today complements the Governor’s plan and may be a useful resource in Wyoming’s planning recovery efforts. 

Continue the Conversation

Join ESPC for a virtual panel discussion about how Wyoming women in the workforce play a part in the Survive, Drive Thrive report findings, the Drive goals, and big ideas for Thrive for WY’s Future set for Thursday, July 15 from 5:00 –  6:00 PM.

Mission: To invest in the economic self-sufficiency of women and opportunities for girls in Wyoming.

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