Carrie Rengers

Number of registrants forces venue change for wage-gap panel

Jill Miller says she's both excited and overwhelmed at the number of people who have registered for the wage-gap panel she's convening on Thursday.
Jill Miller says she's both excited and overwhelmed at the number of people who have registered for the wage-gap panel she's convening on Thursday. Courtesy photo

So many people have registered for the panel that consultant Jill Miller is convening to discuss the wage-gap issue for women in Wichita that she's having to move it to a larger venue.

"I'm excited and overwhelmed," Miller says.

So far, 90 people have signed up for the panel, which will be from 7 to about 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at 1600 W. 27th St. That's the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church near 27th and Amidon.

"Having a conversation with 30 people is a lot different than having a conversation with 100 people," Miller says. "I've just restructured it so that hopefully everybody can be as involved as they like."

She says instead of having panelists and audience members talk as a group, there will be some small-group meetings in addition to the larger one "to make sure that everybody has a chance to be heard."

"This is all about action. This is all about coming up with some actual steps we can take."

Miller says she's pleased to report that men have signed up to come.

"Although I'll tell you, if any of them get out of hand, we're going to jump on them like Handmaid's Tale."

She says she's strictly joking.

"We're not going to rip them to shreds."

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com.
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