The answer that was given by Miss Utah, though in a halting manner, was correct. She really hit the problematic nail on the head! The males of this country are seen as the leaders and it will take education to change that so the heads of the companies see that women are deserving of higher wages that are equal to their male counter-parts.
The real question is: what did the audience and the interviewers want to hear? Could it be that the question was not worded correctly? Why are the women of this country paid a lower wage than men in the same line of work? The answer is that the leaders need to be educated to the fact that women are as able to perform at the same level as their male co-workers.
Miss Utah stated that education needs to be done better to correct this and the author says that the interviewers need to do a better job of wording their questions to get the answers they want to hear!
My hat goes off to Miss Utah and I wish her well. She is a good role model for the females of our state. Look at the gains that have been made in the U.S. Congress, with the increase of female Senators and Representatives. It has been through the education of the public as to women's value and the illustration that they provide as good or better representation as their male counterparts.
Education is the key to making a real change!