Our Arizona Delegate Pam Grissom Visits Tucson Festival of Books

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Vision 2020 Arizona Delegate Pam Grissom held a booth displaying prominent women in Arizona from the past and present during the Tucson Festival of Books on March 10-11, 2012. During the event, Grissom surveyed about 180 people about their feelings toward Women’s leadership and Vision 2020. Below are the results:

Section 1:

If more women were in leadership, the world would be a better place.

– 161 checked “yes”

– 11 checked “no” or commented that it was too broad of a question

– 5 made and checked a “maybe” box

If more women were making the rules, my life would be easier.

Of the people who marked “yes” and described how, this is a general break-down of the categories:

– 22 said women are more thoughtful/compassionate/sensitive/creative/balanced

– 8 said women are collaborators, not fighters/a balance of ideals/another point of view

– 7 said it doesn’t matter who’s making the rules if their heart is not in the right place

– 7 said women run families and know/consider what women’s needs are like better pay and childcare

– 5 said better legislation

– 4 said fair & kinder with fewer wars

– 2 said more maternal

Section 2:

In your opinion, what’s the biggest reason why there are not more women in leadership positions?

– 113 checked “There is an unspoken bias against women leaders.”

– 81 checked “Not enough people encourage women to become leaders.”

– 39 checked “Women are hampered by inadequate childcare.”

– 26 checked “Women do no choose to become leaders.”

Section 3:

These are Vision 2020’s five goals for the year 2020, what do you think is the most important goal?

– 57 chose “Educate new generations of girls and boys about equality.”

– 41 chose “Achieve pay equality.”

– 31 chose “Increase the number of women in senior leadership positions.”

– 23 chose “Support family friendly policies and practices.”

– 11 chose “Mobilize more women to vote.”

Section 4:

If you had a chance to participate in a community conversation and hear an expert speak, what conversation would be most interesting?

– 54 chose “What do you think should be done in Arizona schools to promote equality.”

– 32 chose “How to help women in Tucson achieve senior leadership positions.”

– 30 chose “How to encourage businesses in Tucson to promote family friendly policies.”

– 25 chose “Arizona facts and figures about pay equity and what can be done.”

– 17 chose “How can we get more women in Arizona to vote.”

One exciting woman that you would like to hear speak in Tucson next year:

– 6 said Hillary Clinton

– 6 said Sandra Day O’Connor

– 5 said Gabby Giffords

– 3 said Michelle Obama

– 2 said Elizabeth Warren

– 1 for Kristen Mayes, AZ Corporation Commission

– 1 for Lady Gaga

– 1 for Lilly Ledbetter

– 1 for Barbara Kingsolver

– 1 for Amy Goodman

– 1 for Aung San Suu Kyi




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