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Wyo. Women’s Action Network founder to talk gender wage gap in Casper

(Courtesy of the Casper Rotary Club)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Women’s Action Network founder Jennifer Simon will speak at a Casper Rotary Club luncheon at 12 pm Monday, Aug. 19 at the Ramkota Inn.

Simon will talk about the gender wage gap during the meeting, according to the Rotary Club.

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon declared June 10 as “Wyoming’s Equal Pay Day,” with data showing that women earning an average of $0.71 for each $1 that men earn in the state.

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Former Wyoming Governor Matt Mead appointed Simon to the Wyoming Council for Women’s Issues in 2015. She is currently their vice-chair.

She has also co-founded “Womentum,” which is “a mentoring program created to empower women,” the Rotary Club said.

Simon started JMSimon Consulting and her work “focuses on gender, healthcare and democracy building, and fosters solutions through civic engagement.”

The Wyoming Women’s Action Network addresses issues like “women’s economic security, access to healthcare, and representation in the Equality State and presents and facilitates the role of women in revitalizing Wyoming’s economy.”

“During a two-decade career in Teton County’s non-profit sector, she served as Vice President of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation in Jackson, Wyoming, where she led community engagement, government affairs, and fundraising in support of community health and wellness, and administered the Women’s Healthcare Fund,” the Rotary Club said.

“She received the American Hospital Association’s Grassroots Champion Award for her work and was responsible for the creation and execution of the $17M ‘We Care for Seniors’ campaign supporting the construction of a new long-term care facility.”

Rotary Club members are invited to the luncheon and may bring guests.