Women Important To Solving Alabama’s Workforce Needs

| May 13, 2019 @ 5:00 am

By Dennis Washington

To find more qualified employees to fill Alabama’s growing workforce, the state must remove barriers preventing women from applying.

That theme was the focus of a panel discussion Friday in Birmingham hosted by The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham. President and CEO Melanie Bridgeforth shared results of a new research report, “Clearing the Path: Building a Sustainable and Inclusive Workforce for Alabama,” which highlights how women can solve Alabama’s looming workforce challenges.

“If we are to build a world-class economy in our region and our state, unleashing the potential of women is paramount,” Bridgeforth said.

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