The Best (And Worst) States For Women’s Equality

It’s no secret that women still experience their fair share of unequal treatment in the workforce, and even in society in general, but there are some states that have made great strides in women’s equality. Well, now a new report reveals which states are doing the best job at just that.

  • To coincide with Women’s Equality Day, which is Thursday, WalletHub has come out with their list of the Best and Worst States for Women’s Equality.
  • They looked at the 50 states based on 17 key indicators in areas of workplace environment, education and health, and political empowerment.
  • They include things like the gap between female and male executives, unemployment rates for men and women, income disparity between genders, and more.
  • With that in mind, Nevada earns the honor as the best state for women’s equality, scoring a 77.55 out of 100 and landing on top for political empowerment, third for workplace environment and ninth for health and education.
  • Hawaii, second overall, is tops for workplace environment, while West Virginia, eighth overall, is tops for health and education. 

Top Ten States For Women’s Equality

  1. Nevada
  2. Hawaii
  3. Vermont
  4. Maine
  5. New York
  6. California
  7. Iowa
  8. West Virginia
  9. Michigan
  10. Massachusetts 
  • At the other end of the spectrum, Utah ranks at the bottom of the list with a score of just 29.85, coming in dead last for education and health, and in 49thfor political empowerment and in the bottom 10 for workplace environment. 

Ten Worst States For Women’s Equality

  1. Utah
  2. Idaho
  3. Texas
  4. South Carolina
  5. Kansas
  6. Georgia
  7. Alabama
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Virginia
  10. Louisiana

Click hereto see where your state falls on the list. 


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