Judd Weil-News Director firstname.lastname@example.org
[FINNEY COUNTY, Kan.]
United WE in partnership with The League of Kansas Municipalities will host a town hall in Garden City, Kan. on June 29, for all women and allies across Kansas to unite and be heard on topics impacting women in the workplace and entrepreneurship, including childcare, paid family leave, broadband access and more.
United WE is a nonpartisan nonprofit with a mission to advance all women’s economic and civic leadership, has launched the Kansas Women’s Economic Task Force and Town Hall Series.
The Kansas Women’s Economic Task Force and Town Hall Series is a sharing and listening initiative to identify barriers and study issues related to women’s participation and advancement in the workforce.
“When the foundation of our workforce, our economy, was shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic, the world was reminded of how critical women are and how poorly we have been set up for success,” said Gina Meagher, Communications for United WE. “There are structural barriers that are preventing women, and in turn the state of Kansas, from realizing its potential.”
Sessions are free, open to the public, and include moderated breakout sessions led by community leaders and business leaders.
Complimentary professional childcare for newborns and up, lunch, and a $10 gift card for participation are provided.
The data collected will culminate into a comprehensive report outlining the key barriers and opportunities to advance women’s participation in the labor force and grow the Kansas economy. The report will be released publicly in November 2022 and used to educate policymakers and influence change for women in Kansas.
The town hall will take place at the Garden City Community College.