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How can women overcome workplace issues?

Congresswoman McSally hosts panel seeking progress
Posted at 7:04 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 22:04:45-04
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Women in the workplace are still behind men in pay and opportunities for advancement.
     
That's the conclusion of panelists at a hearing Congresswoman Martha McSally held Friday on issues for women in the workforce. 
     
California Congresswoman Mimi Walters joined in the panel as well.
      
Women told the group it can be a struggle to balance child care with the need to work.
       
Stephanie Miller says she accepted a job with lower pay because it made it easier to secure daycare for her son Ethan.
 
"I pursued positions that were more flexible and had less pay than what I was making before.  And also in terms of what types of positions I can do I need something with a very flexible schedule I can't have something that's very demanding of my time because I need to be available for him."
 
Congresswoman McSally says awareness can help break down cultural attitudes that hold women back, and Congress can address outdated labor laws that make it harder for women to have a flexible work environment.