Women in the United States have made tremendous strides in the last several decades, but the progress has been unequal across the country. According to a new report by the Center for American Progress, Maryland ranks No. 1 in the United States for the state of its women.
In the report, titled “The State of Women in America”, all 50 states were assessed on factors contributing to women’s economic security, leadership opportunities, and health. Maryland’s overall grade of “A” was a product of its No. 1 rank in both economic security and leadership.
Role models like Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, show that leadership is an area at which Maryland women excel.