The Cabinet: Wage gap in NH is too wide - Congresswoman talks with NH women business leaders in Amherst
AMHERST – Nine women business leaders met with U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, D-N.H., last week for a roundtable discussion about issues important to women.
The freshman 2nd District congresswoman said she wanted to hear from women directly about their problems and goals so that she can work to give them the support they need to succeed.
“Women are under-representated in corporate leadership and in high growth STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields and have a more difficult time getting access to capital,” she said during the April 22 meeting at the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce office.
In Congress last month, Kuster proposed a women’s economic agenda that focuses on paycheck fairness, a fair minimum wage, sick leave, family leave, fairness for pregnant workers, tax relief for families, early childhood education, job training and other issues important to women.
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