Sign the Petition in Support of Women’s Economic Empowerment!
According to a recent report, increasing women’s participation in South Carolina’s workforce can catalyze more than $5.2 billion in new economic activity annually in our state, benefiting 2 million women, their families, companies, and unlocking social and economic progress over generations.
Women serve as the primary or co-breadwinner in two-thirds of South Carolina’s families, so women are key to our state’s economic health. Yet women are more likely to live in poverty; are not paid wages equal to men; and many women face discrimination in the workplace. Fewer opportunities and lower pay undermine women’s lifetime income, which not only affects her own life, but also her children and family members.
Economically secure women and moms are the key to healthy and successful families. Educating ourselves, our business and community leaders, and our policymakers on all of these facts is essential for improving the economic outlook for our state.
Together, we can create a movement for women’s economic empowerment! Take the first step by signing the pledge today!