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‘Trib Talk’: Utah ranks as the worst state for women’s equality — again

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rylee Richhart, Hanna Bartnicki, and Ainsley Pratt on the steps of the Utah Capitol at the 2019 Women's March on Utah on Saturday Jan. 19, 2019.

For the third year in a row, Utah has been named the worst state for women’s equality, and it continues to lag far behind Idaho, the state ranked 49th.

Erin Jemison, the former director of public policy at the YWCA Utah, and Susan Madsen, the founder and director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project at Utah State University, joined reporter Becky Jacobs for a live discussion about why Utah ranks so poorly and what can be done about it.

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“Trib Talk” is produced by Jeni Fitzgibbon and Sara Weber.

Becky Jacobs is a Report for America corps member and writes about the status of women in Utah for The Salt Lake Tribune. Your donation to match our RFA grant helps keep her writing stories like this one; please consider making a tax-deductible gift of any amount today by clicking here.