The Michigan Women’s Commission is moving from the Department of Civil Rights to the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. The move is intended to increase the ability to address women’s economic issues in Michigan.
The Executive Director of the Michigan Women’s Commission, Cheryl Bergman, said, “Michigan women have told us time and time again that in order to achieve gender equity we need pay equity, affordable and accessible childcare, and more women in leadership. The Commission listened to these women, and is proud to take this next step with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. I am confident that by working together we can unlock opportunities, uplift women in leadership, address pay equity head on, and work hand in hand to move Michigan closer to gender equity.”
In outlining their priorities, the Commission named pay equity, affordable childcare, paid parental leave, and the need for more women in leadership.
The Director of the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Jeff Donofrio, said, “Michigan women deserve action, and LEO will support the Commission to accomplish their priorities and achieve gender equity.”
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland