S1, E8 – The Gender Gap: What are the Greatest Concerns for Young Women Growing Up in Rural America? With Carol Davis

We are pleased to share this podcast interview as two Cuba high school students, Brianna Gorsuch and Caitlin Patterson, interview with the recently retired Carol Davis over the gender gap and how it impacts Rural America; both in the past as well as the present.  Carol shares her experience with gender inequality, gender stereotypes and expectations society places on women as a child, as a parent and in the workplace.

Carol is a founding member and former President of the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development.  She was the former Executive Director of the Canton Chamber of Commerce and currently runs her own company, Tenacious, Inc. which provides support for small business and non-profit organizations.

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(Photo – Canton Daily Ledger article about Carol’s retirement. Read the story here). 

This interview continues recent discussions relating to gender equality in Rural America.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us here or by visiting our Forgottonia Project page on social media.

Here is a link to our previous talk with WIU professor, Dr. Lori Baker Sperry.

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