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      Sen. McGill to Host Town Hall Meeting in Grand Island to Discuss Issues Women Face in the Workplace

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      Sen. Amanda McGil

      State Sen. Amanda McGill will be in Grand Island later this month to hear about barriers Nebraska women are facing in the workplace.

      The senator is holding three town hall meetings as part of Legislative Resolution 295, an interim study related to the income gap between men and women.

      McGill says studies continue to show that women are paid less than their male counterparts and have fewer leadership and management positions.

      "Through these town hall meetings, I want to spark discussion in our state about barriers to female success and find ways to help women achieve their goals," McGill shared.

      The town hall meetings are aimed at giving women a chance to share their personal experiences on issues such as: wage disparity, the balance of work and family, lack of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields, and self-confidence roadblocks.

      The Grand Island meeting is being held at the YWCA, 211 E. Fonner Park Rd., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Sen. Annette Dubas will co-host.

      The other town hall meetings will be held as follows:

      • Tuesday, October 15 - Omaha - Security National Bank (101st & Pacific), 6-8 p.m. * Co-host Sen. Sara Howard
      • Thursday, October 24 - Lincoln - St. Paul's Methodist Church (1144 M St), 6-8 p.m. * Co-host Sen. Kate Bolz & Sen. Danielle Conrad
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