Just one day after President Obama announces plans
to help close the wage gap between men and women.
Senate Republicans are shutting down legislation on
the same subject.
Today, Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Both the bill and executive orders handed down by
President Obama recently.
aim to fight income inequality between genders.
This bill would harm our economy and result in fewer
opportunities and downward pressure on wages for all
While President Obama's executive orders are still
in play to help eliminate the wage gap.
area women are doing their part to put the spotlight
on females in the workforce, by just thriving at what
News 8's Leah Linscheid joins us now with more...
Working women face challenges every day at their jobs,
as they try to reach success.
But here in the Coulee region, many women have broken
those barriers to get where they are today.
Mainstream Boutique is relatively new to the Coulee
Region's business scene.
We opened the end of July officially.
All we have to do is just sign you up quick...
After working for people in decades past, owner Kimberly
Bentzen-Tabbert describes the clothing store, as her
own step toward success.
I knew I needed a change in my life, just wasn't sure
what it was going to be...
I'll have you sign that one if you could for me...
We want to help women feel good about themselves,
and feel good about what they're dressed like...
Like other working women, she encountered setbacks,
even before her clothes were on the racks.
A lot of people asked, 'What did your husband say?'
...and I was very surprised by that.
And your phone number, Kathy?
Some of that initial doubt, came from herself.
I think the challenges actually come within, trying
to decide what it is you want to do with yourself...
When I've met new people, if they're a man and I'm
a woman, I wonder what they think, but we always do
that, we always wonder what people think.
Nine months in.
business is booming for Kimberly.
and these days, she lets all those uncertainties roll
off her sleeves.
This feels like home, I love being my own business
She says to all those women looking to break barriers,
just as she's doing with Mainstream Boutique.
the sky is the limit.
I just tell people if you have a dream, you should
Kimberly has three employees working under her at
and all, are women.
Despite the Republicans' block on the gender wage
President Obama's two executive orders are still in
play to help reduce the pay gap between men and women.