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.
The deadline to apply is January 4, 2021. More information is available here. Those interested may apply here.