The Tucson Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) hosted a “Women Who Lead” panel where Freedom Center Director Mary L. Rigdon presented a shorter version of her SXSW talk on “Myth Busting: Women, Competitiveness and Equity”. She discussed the persistent wage gap, her research with Alessandra Cassar, Professor of Economics at USF showing women are as competitive as men but motivated differently, and then described strategies for how we might close the gender wage gap.

The panel included an inspiring group of women leaders in the Chamber of Commerce and attendees reported that it was a unique and needed event.