of women college
graduates in Missouri were
only 90 percent of their male
William Woods University, Shirley Breeze will talk about
this discrepancy and others like it that affect women in Missouri. Breeze
is a retired business professor and a board member of
the Women’s Policy Alliance.
26, in the Library
Auditorium and is free and open to the public. It will be hosted
by Mary Mosley, assistant professor of
Spanish at WWU, and an ardent advocate of women’s equality.
try to improve conditions, such as the number of women in poverty or
the pay disparity between women
and men. If we don’t know the facts, it’s hard to make change,” explained
Report was compiled by the Women’s Policy Alliance and the University of Missouri’s Office of Social
and Economic Data Analysis.
and a method to measure improvement in their lives. The
report covers a variety of factors, including healthcare,
education, economics, occupations, and civic engagement.
of the inequality of women. One of the best ways to illustrate this is with
statistics from reputable agencies. This report presents that data,” Breeze
41 women in the state House of Representatives
(out of 163 seats); there are only
15 female county
commissioners (out of 330 positions); and there are only
six female state senators
(out of 34 seats),” she said.
needs to know,” Breeze said, “is that although
women have improved their status in Missouri over the last decade, there is still a
long way to go.”