For once, women were the big winners in the 2016 Budget. If this were a football game, you could say that women rallied to produce solid gains few would have predicted.
While many may have missed most of the plays, I’ll replay the hard-fought wins:
- First, we will plan and build a new daycare center at, or near, City Hall. The project had the unanimous backing of all nine of the Seattle City Councilmembers. This program is important since lack of affordable daycare continues to be a barrier to women participating in the workforce.
- A second win for women was the promise by city planners to develop an “infants-at-work” pilot study. This was a suggestion from the Seattle Women’s Commission after … Continue Reading »