For the fourth year in a row, WalletHub has named Utah the worst state in the nation for women’s equality in their report “2021’s Best & Worst States for Women’s Equality,” released in August. To determine where women receive the most equal treatment, WalletHub’s analysis compared the 50 states across 17 key indicators of women’s equality. The indicators range from the gap between the number of female and male executives, to the disparity in unemployment rates for women and men, to gender differences in education and health. WalletHub is not alone in ranking Utah at the bottom of lists that analyze how women fare in the nation. Zions Bank commissioned the UWLP to dig into these indicators and analyze whether they are accurate, what they mean, and to determine what needs to be done to change things.
This episode discusses some of the highlights from the UWLP white paper on this topic with Dr. Susan Madsen, Founding Director of the Utah Women & Leadership Project; Sui Lang Panoke, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Zions Bank; and Nubia Pena, Senior Advisor on Equity and Opportunity and Director of the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs.Support the show