State of Women (OETA)

OK Policy analyst Kate Richey, joined by Mana Tahaie of the YWCA Tulsa, Felicia Collins Correia, representing the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, Sen. Constance Johnson, Rep. Jeannie McDaniel, Rep. Katie Henke and Rachel Hutchings of Workforce Oklahoma, discusses a report from the Center for American Progress that ranked Oklahoma 48th out of 50 for the state of women (see our blog posts about the report here and here).


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in 2013. As Policy Director, she supervises policy research and strategy. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern, and she was OK Policy's health care policy analyst through July 2020. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2013. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. Carly is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification; the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking; The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa; and Leadership Tulsa Class 62. She currently serves on the boards of Restore Hope Ministries and The Arc of Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing battle with her hundred year-old house.

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