GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.
On Monday the public gathered at Colorado Mesa University to get a better look at the progress women in Colorado are making.
The Women's Foundation of Colorado is traveling to counties statewide, sharing data from their largest report compiled in their 25-year history.
The report outlines several areas Mesa County is behind on, including a high number of single moms in poverty and a large wage gap.
On average, women in Colorado make 80 cents on the dollar compared to men, and in Mesa county it's at about 70 cents.
Cindy Willard, vice president of community initiatives and investments for Women's Foundation Colorado, said, "The Women's Foundation will look at some key ways that we can make change, but we're encouraging folks at all parts of the state to look at this information and figure out the things they can do moving forward to help make a positive impact."
Willard says some positive results from the report include: teen birth rate and dropout rate are going down, more women are in the legislature and the population is relatively well-educated.
To learn more about the research report, click here