The newly created Minnesota Task Force on Expanding the Economic Security of Women is now accepting applications. The 15-member task force was announced last week by Attorney General Keith Ellison. Members of the task force will seek to:
Identify the barriers that prevent gender equity in the workplace and limit women's equal participation in the economy, including: gendered-based pricing (the “Pink Tax”) in consumer goods and services, barriers that fall disproportionately on women of color and immigrant women, and the disproportionate economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women;
Explore best practices to advance the economy security of women; and
Develop a comprehensive set of recommendations that protect and support women's economic security in Minnesota.