The Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s (IWPR) Status of Women in the States ranks the state of Tennessee as 34th when calculating factors such as employment and poverty. The featured image illustrates states’ positions on women’s progress with shades of blue to indicate levels A-F. In short, these findings leave room for a great deal of improvement. Tennessee, along with the United States as a whole, is making slow progress in several areas, namely the gender wage gap.
The Women’s Fund of East Tennessee is thrilled to welcome Julianna Herod as Communications Intern. A senior, Julianna is excited to graduate in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Health and Human Sciences degree in Child and Family Studies and Psychology with a concentration in Community Outreach. Following her arrival to the WF team, she has been a great asset by expanding social media efforts, updating the Women’s Fund website and blog, and assisting in event preparation. J