Jennifer Wilmetti is a psychology and government teacher at Rock Springs High School and a chair on the Wyoming Council for Women’s Issues.
She is a native of Rock Springs, Wyoming.
In this episode, we discuss the top issues for Wyoming women, the WCWI’s research about the gender wage gap, and why mentorship is key in encouraging more women to run for public office.
“When you compare apples to apples, rather than apples to oranges, it’s not that women are not taking those more dangerous jobs, it’s that even in jobs in the same sector, they’re being paid less [than men].” – Jennifer Wilmetti
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“The experiences that women have in Wyoming are so varied because we’re not women doing just women’s work, we do everything!” – Jennifer Wilmetti
- How the Wyoming Council for Women’s Issues advocates for women across Wyoming
- The top issues for Wyoming women today
- Why it’s hard to find childcare in Douglas, WY
- The WCWI’s research about the gender wage gap
- Why Wyoming is a great place to be a woman
- The next step for women’s rights in Wyoming
- Why mentorship is key in encouraging more women to run for public office
“18% of the seats in the [Wyoming] legislature are held by women. That’s a pretty low number, given that we are the equality state.” – Jennifer Wilmetti