How Arlington Works for Women in Business in 10 Stats

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are sharing 10 statistics that prove Arlington is the best place for women in business. First, we want to acknowledge that the pandemic has been tough on women, with many losing their jobs or being forced out of the workforce to care for children doing virtual schooling. Despite these hardships, Arlington has been ranked highly in several recent surveys about the women in the workforce. Arlington was ranked the number one location for women in tech by the Smart Asset Best Cities for Women in Tech. It has a high percentage of women business owners and performs well on numerous metrics for women in management and women’s salaries. Here are the top 10 statistics that illustrate why Arlington is an excellent place for women in business.  

  1. The gender pay gap for tech workers in Arlington is 91%. The national average is 83%. (source: Smart Asset, Best Cities for Women in Tech 2021

  1. Women fill 33.5% of tech jobs compared to a national average of 26% (source: Smart Asset, Best Cities for Women in Tech 2021

  1. Women in tech in Arlington have the highest incomes after housing costs in the country. (source: Smart Asset, Best Cities for Women in Tech 2021

  1. Women are two times, and African Americans are five times more likely to work in tech in Northern Virginia than in Silicon Valley. (Source: https://hqnova.com/talent.html)  

  1. Women hold 44% of the management positions in the D.C. metro area. The highest number in the country. (Source: Magnify Monday Best U.S. Cities for Working Women, 2020) 

  1. Women own 31% of D.C.-area businesses. (Source: Magnify Monday Best U.S. Cities for Working Women, 2020) 

  1. Virginia has the third highest number of women business owners behind Alaska and Colorado. (Source: Wallet Hub, Best and Worst States for Women, 2021) 

  1. Childcare only makes up 19% of a women’s salary in the D.C. area, which is the lowest percentage of all major metros. (Source: Magnify Monday Best U.S. Cities for Working Women, 2020) 

  1. D.C. ranks number one for the highest median earnings for women adjusted for cost of living (Source: Wallet Hub, Best and Worst States for Women, 2021) 

  1. D.C. has the second lowest female uninsurance rate. (Source: Wallet Hub, Best and Worst States for Women, 2021) 

 

 

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