Our Impact

Our Issues

Women & the Workplace: Ensure that the workforce properly supports women & the needs of their families

women and work North Carolina does not provide or require Temporary   Disability Insurance statewide, paid leave for the Family Medical Leave Act, or paid sick days

  – More than 40% of private sector NC workers have no paid sick days

  – Nationally, 51% of working women and 63% of single moms are discouraged or prohibited from discussing pay at work

Economic Security: Ensure women earn a fair & equal wage in their workforceequal pay

  – North Carolina women earn 83.3 cents for every dollar earned by men

  – North Carolina women earn less than men at every education level, while nearly 1  in 5 women in our state live in poverty

  – At the current rate, North Carolina women will not have equal pay until  2064

Childcare: Increase the availability, quality & affordability of childcare and early education programs for optimal childhood developmentchild care

All-day infant care costs an average of $9,100 per year, which equates to over a quarter (26%) of North Carolina women’s average yearly income

  – Only 34% of North Carolina’s 4-year-olds are enrolled in state Pre-K, preschool special education, and state and federal Head Start

  – Of the nearly 425,000 North Carolina families eligible for the Child Care & Development Fund, only 17.6% of children are served

Education: Improve the quality of K-12 education & cost of post-secondary education

teacher   North Carolina legislature continues to slash public school funding,  including: 78% of school textbook budgets, 100% of school technology budgets, and  100% of staff development programs

  – 13.3% of North Carolina women have less than a high school diploma

  – The average North Carolina student owes $24,319 in student loan debt after  attending a public, 4-year university

Healthcare & Health Services: Optimize the accessibility & quality of women’s healthcare for the entirety of their liveswomens health

  – 20.9% of North Carolina women ages 18-54 lack health insurance

  – 32.2% of women living in poverty in North Carolina are living without health insurance

  – 14.7% of North Carolina women live with a person with a disability

Leadership: Increase women’s access to & participation in leadership at all levels of their community

leadership  Women make up nearly 50% of North Carolina’s workforce but hold only  40% managerial positions and professional jobs

  – Women hold less than a quarter of appointed offices in North Carolina

  – North Carolina remains one of only 15 states that refuses to ratify the Equal Rights  Amendment (ERA)

Voting: Increase women’s engagement at all levels of the election process

voting

  – Over 70% of North Carolina’s women are registered to vote, but in the last election only 50% of those women voted

  – Because of new voter ID laws nearly over 200,000 North Carolina’s women will be unable to vote

  – At our current rate, women will not see equal government representation until the next century