MWH Supports Push for Equal Pay for Women through STEM
DENVER, CO The Women's Foundation of Colorado (WFCO) funded and released "The Economic Status of Women in Colorado 2015," a study conducted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR). The study's goal was to assess the current gender gap in Colorado between men and women when it comes to career opportunities and wages. Although the gap has improved, there is still disparity that is predicted to last until 2057.
The Denver Post synthesized this information in an article titled, "Report: Persistent Wage Gap Contributing to Poverty among Women." Despite the disappointing title and findings, there is bright side: MWH and other Colorado-based companies are doing their part to close that gap and ensure bright futures for young girls across the nation. Through STEM education, we inspire local girls to pursue an education and career in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
MWH has gone a step further by contributing $25,000 to WFCO to support the organization's continuing efforts on behalf of girls and women.
"The ultimate winners in these efforts will be the girls and women of Colorado," said Joe Adams, President of Energy and Industrial Operations for MWH, and a member of the STEM Coalition Advisory Board. "They will gain increased self-sufficiency and a chance to contribute their talent and ingenuity in the STEM fields so vital to our industry. Their success is something we can all feel good about."