Where do gender disparities exist for women and girls in our state? And how do we address them?

A new study asks this question in an area of Connecticut that is not often highlighted. This hour, we talk with the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut about the status of women and girls in the 42 towns that make of the eastern region of our state.

Interview on CT Public Radio/WNPR by Carmen Baskauf & Lucy Nalpathanchil.

Maryam Elahi - President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Eastern CT.
(Maryam is also a member of the board of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network)

Dr. Lynn Malerba - Lifetime Chief of the Mohegan Tribe. She has a PhD in nursing with a long career as a registered nurse before becoming Chief. She is also a trustee of the Community Foundation of Eastern CT.

Listen to Interview

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Read OpEd by Maryam Elahi on women's equity and equality published in The Day