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Gender Equality in the US

UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, Gender Equality, aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030. It addresses gender inequalities present in many parts of society – including equitable access to education, work, healthcare, and political representation. It also highlights the need to ensure safe and inclusive workplaces and communities for women and girls.

It's estimated that it will take around 200 years to achieve gender equality in the US. Currently, women earn on average just 84% of what men make. While women make up more than 50% of the population and 47% of the labor force, they only represent 26% of members of Congress, 5% of CEOs at Fortune 500 firms, and 34% of STEM degree recipients.

Gender inequality can profoundly affect a woman’s level of safety and security within society, as well as her and her family’s economic status, health, civic engagement, and overall well-being.

Use the tool below to view gender equality-related indicators nationally or by state, as well as an overview of the more than 14,900 nonprofits organizations that work on addressing related issues in the US. You can also discover 123 products and services in our Tech for Good Directory related to the gender pay gap, women leadership, maternal health and other key areas of gender equality.

Gender Equality in the US
Darker states have a larger gender pay gap. Click on any state to see details on this and other indicators.
Male Income
Female Income
Average pay gap:
Women vs Men
Women in Elected Office in the US House of Representatives or US Senate
UN SDG 5 Nonprofit Landscape
(based on IRS forms 990 and 990EZ)
Annual Income
Avg. Income
Legal Aid, Domestic Violence and Safety
Annual Income
Avg. Income
Reproductive Healthcare
Annual Income
Avg. Income
Revenue sources for these organizations
Related Nonprofits
Below is a preview of the more than 14,000 organizations working on challenges related to gender quality in the US. Click on any organization to see more details including its NTEE Code, EIN, Annual Revenue and Impact Area. Contact Us to license the full list of organizations.
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* Paid Family Leave: Paid family leave laws provide parents and caregivers time off to address a serious health condition (including pregnancy), care for a family member with a serious health condition, address family circumstances arising from a military service member's deployment, or care for a newborn, newly-adopted child, or newly-placed foster child.

Interactive Tool Sources:

  • Paid Family Leave: Kaiser Family Foundation, Paid Family and Sick Leave in the US, January 2020.
  • Pay Gap: GC Insights analysis and classification of US Census Bureau 2020 data.
  • Women in Congress: GC Insights Analysis of Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). CAWP Women Elected Officials Database. Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, accessed March, 2021.
  • Nonprofit-related data: GC Insights analysis of over one million forms 990 filed with the Internal Revenue Service -IRS 2018-2021

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