WSUV explores gender equality in work force

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Washington State University Vancouver will host “Gender Equity in the Work Force: Breaking the Glass Ceiling” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Undergraduate Classroom Building, Room 1, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. The free, public panel is part of the campus’ Women’s History Month activities.

Sociologist Amy Wharton, academic director of WSU Vancouver’s College of Arts and Sciences, will present her research on gender inequality.

Then, a panel of female leaders will discuss their successes and barriers in rising to positions of influence. Panelists are Kim Howard, CFO of Norm Thompson Outfitters; Jennifer Rhoads, president of the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington and Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Vancouver City Council member.

The panel will be followed by questions from the audience and a reception.

The event is sponsored by the American Democracy Project, which promotes civic engagement and the democratic process. Parking is available at meters or in the Blue Daily Pay lot for $3.