Report outlines areas to improve

By BESS HINSON State Journal Staff Writer Published:

The Governor's Task Force on the Economic Status of Kentucky's Women in a just-released report outlined five areas to improve the financial status of Kentucky women.

The task force also identified challenges of women employees in state government. Among them are discrimination in employee practices, lack of flexibility in employee benefits and barriers to equal opportunities for education, training and career development.

The task force recommends leadership mentoring, political empowerment, new job training opportunities, and career guidance to help women in the state.

The Summit on the Economic Status of Kentucky's Women discussed the report at the Farnham Dudgeon Civic Center this weekend.

"We now have a document that proves with glaring statistics that the women of Kentucky are slighted," said Donna Mischel, a Lexington resident who attended the summit.

The five areas contained in "A New Vision for Kentucky" are economic sufficiency, education, equity, leadership and well-being.

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