Women http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Casper Geowives Celebrate 60 Years http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/casper-geowives-celebrate-60-years <p>Sixty years ago a group of women in Casper whose husbands were always leaving them for long shifts out on the oil patch got together to commiserate and lunch. The group became known as the Geowives - wives of geologists - and it’s celebrating its diamond anniversary this spring. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov attended the Geowives’ monthly luncheon and has this story.&nbsp;</p><p>IRINA ZHOROV: Bette Faust is one of the charter members of the Geowives, and a Wyoming native who came to Casper in the 1950s.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 18:29:24 +0000 Irina Zhorov 58418 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Casper Geowives Celebrate 60 Years Women Still Face Barriers For Oilfield Jobs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/women-still-face-barriers-oilfield-jobs <p>Some of the best paying jobs in Wyoming are in the oil and gas industry, but only ten percent are held by women.&nbsp; Energy companies are trying to attract more women to fill open positions.&nbsp; But women who <em>do</em> want to enter the field for the higher-paying jobs face a lot of barriers. Wyoming Public Radio’s Melodie Edwards reports.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:14:30 +0000 Melodie Edwards 57750 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Women Still Face Barriers For Oilfield Jobs Wage Gap Worsening in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wage-gap-worsening-wyoming <p>Wyoming continues to have the worst&nbsp;gender&nbsp;pay gap in the country, and the gulf is widening.&nbsp;According to a new report released by the National Partnership for Women and Families. Wyoming women made only 64 cents for every dollar that men in the state made.&nbsp;That amounts to an annual wage gap of over $18,000 dollars.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:05:07 +0000 Melodie Edwards 56547 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wage Gap Worsening in Wyoming Roller derby offers women of Wyoming and sports fans something new http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/roller-derby-offers-women-wyoming-and-sports-fans-something-new <p>Modern roller derby is a contact sport that features two teams roller skating on a track, attempting to score by passing players of the opposing team. While the sport’s origins can be traced back to beginning of the 20<sup>th</sup> century, it was revived in the early 2000s in Texas…BY women and FOR women.</p><p>Since then, teams have started up all over the world. Wyoming has been a late adopter of the sport, but women here are making up for lost time.</p><p>[AMBI Sports announcer: “And she makes it through! That is a grand slam folks!]</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:18:55 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 47251 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Roller derby offers women of Wyoming and sports fans something new Getting to know Ruth Ann Petroff, Wyoming House Representative and successful business woman http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/getting-know-ruth-ann-petroff-wyoming-house-representative-and-successful-business-woman <p>Ruth Ann moved to Jackson, Wyoming to start her own business in 1988.&nbsp; Since then, she has owned two successful businesses and has become involved in Wyoming politics.&nbsp; Learn about her journey to Jackson and her desire to serve as a Wyoming Representative.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 22:13:29 +0000 Emy DiGrappa 46412 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Getting to know Ruth Ann Petroff, Wyoming House Representative and successful business woman UW to host hands-on workshop to inspire women to pursue science http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-host-hands-workshop-inspire-women-pursue-science <p></p><p></p><p>More than 500 girls from across Wyoming will gather at the University of Wyoming Tuesday for the annual Women in Science Conference.</p><p>The Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium hosts the event, during which the middle- and high-school students learn about various applications of science, technology, math and engineering. In past years, students have identified animal skulls, developed computer games, and learned about anatomy in UW’s Human Cadaver Lab. Many of the scientists leading the programs are women.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 22:45:45 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 40720 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW to host hands-on workshop to inspire women to pursue science Seeing through the lens of filmmaker Jennifer Tennican http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/seeing-through-lens-filmmaker-jennifer-tennican <p></p><p> Jennifer has been working in film and video since the late 1990s and has experience in all aspects of documentary production.&nbsp; Her most recent work is a one-hour, high-definition documentary film entitled The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads. Using varied and compelling characters, the film explores the history of a long-time community "watering hole," the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson, Wyoming</p> Sat, 11 May 2013 16:12:42 +0000 Emy DiGrappa 40633 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Seeing through the lens of filmmaker Jennifer Tennican Wyoming women earn country's most disparate wages http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-women-earn-countrys-most-disparate-wages <p></p><p></p><p>Wyoming women are still bringing home the least income in the nation when compared with men. That’s according to a new study by the National Women’s Law Center.</p><p>According to 2011 data, Wyoming once again ranks fifty-first in the nation among all states and the District of Columbia when it comes to the wage gap between men and women. The study analyzed census data and found that women in Wyoming make only 66 cents for every dollar that men earn.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:54:17 +0000 Sara Hossaini 39026 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming women earn country's most disparate wages VAWA passes Congress without Rep. Lummis' support http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/vawa-passes-congress-without-rep-lummis-support <p></p><p></p><p>The Violence Against Women Act has now passed both the Senate and House of the US Congress.</p><p></p><p>The law seeks to address violent crimes against women, to aid in the prosecution of offenders, and to provide resources for victims. But Wyoming’s three congressional lawmakers all voted against renewing the bill.</p><p></p><p>Representative Cynthia Lummis says for her, the provision allowing tribal courts to prosecute non-Native people who abuse Native women on reservations was the deciding factor.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:29:49 +0000 Irina Zhorov 37359 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org VAWA passes Congress without Rep. Lummis' support Many Women Say Family Responsibilities Keep Them From Public Office http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/many-women-say-family-responsibilities-keep-them-public-office <p></p><p>Wyoming’s primary elections are Tuesday, and there are more than three times as many male candidates on the ballot for the state legislature as females. That’s because many women find that serving in office, while also holding down a job and raising a family, is just too difficult. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:30:15 +0000 Willow Belden 28752 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming ranks first in the nation for women owned firms http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-ranks-first-nation-women-owned-firms <p>A new report says that businesses owned by women are doing better in Wyoming than in any other state.</p><p>The study by the group Womenable considered the growth in the number of women-owned firms, how many people those firms employ, and the revenue they generate. CEO Julie Weeks says Wyoming&rsquo;s ranking makes sense, despite the dominance of the energy industry.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:38:30 +0000 Willow Belden 28162 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming ranks first in the nation for women owned firms Wyoming Still Worst In The Nation For Working Women http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-still-worst-nation-working-women <p>Wyoming is the worst state in the country for women in the workforce. That&rsquo;s according to a report in the Atlantic which takes into consideration women&rsquo;s average wages, their percentage of the labor force and how much they earn relative to their skills and education levels.</p><p>Carma Corra with the Wyoming Council for Women&rsquo;s Issues says one of the reasons women earn less than men is that they tend to hold different types of jobs.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:17:01 +0000 Willow Belden 15053 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Still Worst In The Nation For Working Women