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Arizona Named Top 10 for Women’s Equality in the Workplace

By: Sara N. Tulane, J.D. & Joshua C. Black, J.D.

August 26th of each year is celebrated in the United States as “Women’s Equality Day.” The United States Congress made this designation in 1973 as a means of commemorating and celebrating the passing of the 19th Amendment.[1] The 19th Amendment provides women equal rights in voting allowing women to share their voice and engage in the political discussion.

Today, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey stated in a news release that “[f]rom the decades-long suffrage movement to continuous efforts to expand opportunity for all, the fight for women’s equality has made our state and entire nation stronger. The Arizona State Capitol will be lit purple and gold tonight to recognize 100 years of women’s right to vote, and we encourage others across the state to join in this celebration.”[2] Arizona is proud to celebrate the historic 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Additionally, Governor Ducey shared a recent study entitled: Workplace Environment; Education and Health, and Political Empowerment.[3] The study looked at the information from all fifty states and listed Arizona at number five for women’s equality.[4] When examining only women’s equality for Workplace Environment, the study listed Arizona at number eight.[5] However, the study further indicated that even in 2020, “women are disproportionately underrepresented in leadership positions.”[6] Furthermore due to the COVID-19 pandemic “women have been laid off at a greater rate than men and are also getting re-employed more slowly.”[7]

Finding a home in the top ten is an excellent start for Arizona, but there is still much to be done in our state to further the advancement of equality in the workplace. The Law Office of Joshua Black is honored to continue fighting for gender equality and will continue to hold Arizona employers accountable for gender discrimination at work.

Additional Information Regarding Women’s Equality in the Workplace

If you would like more information about gender discrimination in the workplace please do not hesitate to reach out to the authors at the Law Office of Joshua Black, PLC by telephone at 623-738-2225 or through the firm’s website

[1] Women’s Equality Day.'s%20Equality%20Day&text=Bella%20Abzug%20(D%2DNY),women%20the%20right%20to%20vote.Last visited on August 26, 2020. [2] Tonight: Arizona Capitol Lit Purple and Gold for Women’s Equality Day. Last visited on August 26, 2020. [3] New Study: Arizona Top State for Women’s Equality. Last visited on August 26, 2020. [4] Id. [5] 2020’s Best & Worst States for Women’s Equality. Last visited August 26, 2020. [6] Id. [7] Id.

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