Patricia Jones was born and raised in Utah, a state with a conservative bent and one of the highest wage gaps in the US. 60% of the population is Mormon. But belonging to a conservative faith never stopped Pat from having a family and a career, first running a business, then as a politician.
In her latest role at the Women's Leadership Institute she's on a mission to raise the status of women at work and in public life in Utah. And that means persuading a lot of pale males that it's a good idea.
You can also read a transcript of the show.
Thanks to Andrea Smardon for taping Pat's side of the conversation in Salt Lake City.
Gender Equality Isn't Political - See Utah for Proof by Patricia Jones, published in Fast Company.
Facts about Women in Utah - from the Utah Department of Workforce Services
Since When is Being a Woman a Liberal Cause? by Susan Chira, the New York Times.