JACKSON Wyo. \u2014 Wyoming leads the way in the USA when it comes to gender equality. Yes, we are working on the gender wage gap like everyone else, but truth be told, the Equality State has always championed women\u2019s rights.\r\n\r\nWyoming just marked 150 years of women\u2019s suffrage.\r\n\r\nAnd the town of Jackson has led the way by example since the early 20th Century. Jackson\u2019s first all-female town council included a woman for every municipal position\u2014mayor, town council, treasurer, town clerk, health officer, and marshal. This so-called Petticoat Rule has a spirit that continues today with recognition of women entrepreneurs.\r\n\r\nJanuary\u2019s Business Over Breakfast, hosted by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, will spotlight several ladies who have made a name for themselves in the valley.\r\n\r\n\u00a0Speaking at the event will be some of Jackson\u2019s most influential women in business, including Clarene Law of Town Square Inn\u2019s, Ruth Ann Petroff of Snake River Roasting, Julie Guttormson owner of VIM, Nicole Garrett of PRESeNT, and Monay Olson of The Shine Group.\r\n\r\nJen Simon, a member of the Wyoming Council for Women, will moderate the discussion and encourage formal and informal thought-provoking dialogue. Simon works as Senior Policy Advisor to Equality State Policy Center and serves to address fair policymaking in Wyoming through The Gender Lens Project.\r\n\r\n\u201cTo kick off 2020, we want to recognize the Women\u2019s Suffrage Movement in Wyoming by listening to Jackson women who have advanced the business environment, each with their own approach and commitment,\u201d said Anna Olson, Chamber of Commerce CEO. \u201cChamber of Commerce Board Chair, Kris Shean, owner of H\u00e4agen Dazs, has invited an all-star panel to share their visions, fears, inspirations and stories. All are welcome; all will be inspired.\u201d Olson added.\r\n\r\nThe event aims to provide a unique networking opportunity for real women to share their stories, perspectives, and experiences. Start the new year off with a step towards inspiration!\r\n\r\nBOB\u2019s are a Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce monthly event series created to promote networking and encourage community involvement through the introduction and sharing of valuable topics and content. BOBs are held on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. at various Jackson locations.\r\n\r\nThis Business Over Breakfast will take place Thursday, January 2, 2020, from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. at Snow King Grandview Lodge to honor the 150th anniversary of Women\u2019s Suffrage in Wyoming.\r\n\r\nWomen of Industry:\r\nClarene Law: Town Square Inn\u2019s.\r\nRuth Ann Petroff: Snake River Roasting.\r\nJulie Guttormson: VIM.\r\nNicole Garrett: PRESeNT.\r\nMonay Olson: The Shine Group.\r\nJen Simon: Wyoming Council for Women, JMSimon Consulting, Wyoming Women\u2019s Action Network.\r\nKris Shean: Chamber of Commerce Board Chair, H\u00e4agen Dazs.