by WREN Staff on Jan 15, 2021
SC’s Gender Wealth Gap
The gender and racial wealth gap, or the difference in wealth by gender and race, constrains the economic security and mobility of women, their families, and communities in South Carolina. The wealth gap will certainly widen in the COVID-19 global recession, which is disproportionately affecting women of color and their families.
Power Up Your Workplace
This resource is designed to provide employers with strategies to improve workplace culture and support cisgender, transgender, and nonbinary women as full and equal participants and leaders in the economy and workplace. While the guide focuses primarily on gender diversity, many of the recommendations can also improve diversity in different dimensions that include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, and disability status.
Our Voice 2020
In January 2020 WREN released the results of a survey conducted by Change Research in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center. The Survey assessed the opinions of 1,450 South Carolinians that identify as women or on the LGBTQ spectrum.
Barriers to Gender Justice
In collaboration with the National Women’s Law Center, WREN released a report that reveals multiple barriers to gender justice. As a result of a history of discriminatory practices, women in South Carolina face disparities based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. This report focuses on a host of issues that illustrate the barriers women in South Carolina face.
Women in the Workforce
There is a significant, projected workforce shortage in South Carolina over the next decade. By addressing this workforce need, women have the opportunity to create a net gain in economic activity for our state and simultaneously make strides in reducing the gender wage gap. These gender gaps in South Carolina’s workforce are profound. Working together, however, we can close them, driving powerful economic growth and positive change.