For 30 years, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado has worked to help women and their families achieve economic security. As part of the development of our 2017-2021 strategic plan, they asked stakeholders across Colorado to help them identify two things:

  1. Top priorities to help women achieve economic security
  2. Where women face gaps in accessing essential resources

What the learned from nearly 1,300 diverse Coloradans throughout our state is that livable wages, equal pay, employment opportunities, child care, and higher education are top priorities for our work to help women achieve economic security. Input from this broad pool of stakeholders also identified significant gaps in resources necessary to improve economic outcomes for women and their families in Colorado. Significant alignment of the priorities for advancing women’s economic progress and recognized gaps in accessing those resources indicates the key areas in which change is needed, especially around earning a livable wage, securing employment and equal pay regardless of social identity, and accessing higher education and childcare.

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