Despite gains in skill and education, women continue to be segregated into lower paying occupations. Women also continue to be dramatically under-represented in leadership. To secure policies that elevate women, we need women to lead the way.
To close the gender wage gap, women must be equipped with the education, training, and opportunity to enter higher paying fields, including fields considered nontraditional for women. This includes access to comprehensive education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); job networks; training and apprenticeships; and English as a Second Language education. Women seeking to start or who are running their own businesses must also have increased access to entrepreneurial and contracting opportunities and business financing.