Join us for a conversation around why women are important for Alabama’s workforce and economy at our annual research showcase.
Women are a critical part of the state’s economy—74 percent are breadwinners for their families. Yet, women earn only 73 cents for every dollar a man earns, and Alabama has the fifth lowest labor force participation rate in the United States.
Recruiting and retaining women workers requires an understanding of their unique needs and contributions to our state’s economy.
Join Women’s Foundation of Alabama onFriday, May 13, 2022, at 7:30 AM at The Clubfor our annual Clearing the Path Research Showcase as we ignite the conversation around the economic impact of women on Alabama and what closing the gender-racial wealth gap will mean for Alabama’s economy in conjunction with the release of our Clearing the Path report. The report will illuminate the key drivers of the gender-racial wage and wealth gaps and explore the contributions of women to Alabama’s economy through an analysis of jobs and labor income.
The event will include a robust dialogue about the economic impact of women. WFA seeks to engage policymakers and business and community leaders in dialogue and data-driven decision-making to ensure that women are instrumental drivers of our state’s overall future prosperity.
Guests will receive an exclusive first look at our upcoming Clearing the Path report that will:
– Define the economic impact of women on Alabama and the cost to Alabama’s economy of not raising the labor force participation rate to the national average and not closing the gender-racial wage gap.
– Illuminate the key drivers of the gender-racial wage and wealth gaps and explore the contributions of women to Alabama’s economy through an analysis of jobs, labor income, and the state’s overall GDP.
– Explore impacts at the state and county levels and will be disaggregated by race everywhere possible.