Florida's grade for women's employment and earnings has been a D+ since 2004.
Fewer than 1 in 5 women over age 25 in Southwest Florida have earned a bachelor's degree.
The difference between women's and men's median annual earnings would pay for 2.1 years of community college tuition in Florida.
The gender wage gap in SWFL counties is 12.5% leaving aside Hendry county with 2.8%
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Earn to Learn FL™, an initiative of the Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation, helps low-to-moderate income students earn a higher education with little or no student debt. It’s a simple formula that combines mandatory student savings with financial aid, required financial literacy training, and success coaching.
The Women’s Foundation created an online, self-paced video course for female entrepreneurs just getting their business started: Business Building Blocks (B3) for Women™. The course provides worksheets and materials to supplement each video lesson. B3 for Women™ was created to guide entrepreneurs through the intimidating and sometimes confusing process of building a business that will grow and succeed.