Women in North Carolina have made significant social and economic advances in recent decades, but the need for further progress remains. Many of North Carolina’s women are vulnerable to challenges such as unemployment, a persistent wage gap, poverty, and the high cost of child care. In addition, women in the state experience stubborn disparities in opportunities and outcomes—disparities that exist among women of different race and ethnic groups as well as among women from various geographic areas within the state. Addressing these challenges and disparities is essential to promoting the well-being and vibrancy of North Carolina’s many communities. When women thrive, whole communities and regions thrive as well.
On Thursday, October 11, the results of that report will be released to the public at the MAHEC OB-GYN Specialists, at 115 Hendersonville Road in Asheville, NC. The event is free and open to the public and will take place from 5:30 to 7 pm. The results of this important report will provide vital information needed by organizations, communities, and will serve as a resource for advocates, researchers, community leaders, policymakers, and others who seek to analyze and discuss community investments, program initiatives, and public policies that will lead to positive change for women in the state of North Carolina and nationwide.