Focused, hard-working and generous: Meet the 2013 Women of Western Wake.
Some are familiar faces about town, while others may be new to you. Either way, we’re grateful to these five women for their willingness to share their “keeping it real” stories in an effort to encourage and inspire us all.
Women in the Workforce:
59% of women in NC are active in the workforce.
66% of women in NC with children under the age of five are active in the workforce.
27% of women in NC have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
28% of businesses in NC are owned by women, 17th highest in the nation.
$9,185 average annual fees for full-time infant child care in a center, $7,774 for a 4-year-old.
$5,685 average annual tuition and fees for a public 4-year-college in NC.
$33,000 median annual earnings for women who work full-time, year-round in NC.
13% povery rate for women 18 and older in the Raleigh metro-area. Lower than Charlotte, Asheville, Greensboro and Fayetteville.