Wake Invests in Women

Wake Invests in Women is an interdependent collaboration between Wake County, Wake Tech, and community and business partners in an investment to create large-scale change. Wake Invests in Women is focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, where women only account for 27% of the workforce. In these fields, along with business and management, women in Wake County often earn 33% less than men in similar positions. The goal is to increase the number of women in the pipeline for higher-wage, higher-demand jobs in STEM-related fields and achieve pay equity.

Team Wake has joined these efforts, with the hopes of closing gender wage and representation gaps for women in STEM occupations internally. Our strategy includes:

  • Conducting a self-assessment equity scorecard;
  • Utilizing research-based high impact best practices to implement change;
  • Continuing the annual reporting on key metrics using anonymous aggregate data; and
  • Integrating findings into departmental practices, policies, and programs.

For more information about Wake Invests in Women, please visit HERE.