August 4, 2021 ESPC released the third of three policy briefs in partnership with the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and the Wyoming Council for Women. The new brief highlights the impact that COVID-19 had on women and families in Wyoming. ESPC’s senior policy advisor Jen Simon joined Wyoming Women’s Foundation Director Bekah Smith to co-author the brief. The report is part of a …
from the Casper Star Tribune, July 6, 2021 We talk a lot about jobs and family in Wyoming. They are the cornerstone of our lives together, the foundation of our values, and the backbone of our state. What we don’t talk enough about is who’s holding up these essential mainstays: Wyoming women. It is time we start that conversation. A …
June 16, 2021 ESPC is proud to announce the release of Wyoming Women as Economic Drivers! This new, nonpartisan report is the result of an ongoing partnership between ESPC, the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and the Wyoming Council for Women and highlights the crucial role of women in the Equality State’s economy. The report also offers key policy recommendations for ensuring women’s robust participation in Wyoming’s …
When all of us here at ESPC paused recently to take stock of what your support accomplished for the people of Wyoming in 2020—a year filled with challenges—we were truly blown away. I hope you’ll read our inaugural impact report and feel as proud as we are of what you helped us achieve for Wyoming! I also hope you’ll stay …
February 26, 2021
The Wyoming Women’s Foundation (WYWF), in partnership with the Equality State Policy Center (ESPC) today released a policy brief on Wyoming Women in Elected Roles. The six-page report was prepared by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming. It is part of a series of briefs the partners are working on to examine the current status of women in various areas that impact economic self-sufficiency.
February 4, 2021
ESPC’s Gender Lens Project is committed to examining policy and legislative action through a gender lens. Which has kept Jen busy through the month of January and into February.
January 19, 2021
If it’s Tuesday, January 19, 2021, the 66th Wyoming Legislature must be getting its committee meetings underway. As part of the Gender Lens Project, we wanted to bring the Tampon Tax to your attention.
September 2, 2020
Following is ESPC’s response—submitted to the Legislative Services Office, as is protocol—to the inappropriate comments that Senator Anderson made to Ms. Wilmetti as she began her presentation.
August 24, 2020 The Gender Lens Project is designed to shine a light on how policy decisions impact women. There are many, many issues that we could lift up, but we’re focusing on two for right now.
August 11, 2020 Kate Debow Hayes of Higher Ground Coaching and Development, Sen. Tara Nethercott, and Albany County Clerk Jackie Gonzales turned what could have been a dry conversation about managing campaign finances into a deeper and uplifting discussion about the importance of women’s representation in the Equality State.