This morning, 100 Rural Women hosted a conversion on rural broadband. It was a full (virtual) room of women who live on the frontlines of rural Minnesota. There was a discussion between Bernadine Joselyn, Director of Policy and Engagement at the Blandin Foundation and Tina May, Chief of Staff and Vice President at Land O’Lakes moderated by Benya Kraus from Lead for America.
We learned a lot about the new American Connection Corps. We had an honest discussion on why Minnesota doesn’t have ubiquitous broadband yet. We talked about why access to broadband is an issue that impacts women. (For example, Moms were 68.8 percent more likely to take leave from jobs during the pandemic than fathers.)
And we got a taste of Women’s March MN’s Time to Action events, where members learn about an issue and take time to act.