Using US Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Equal Opportunity Commission and other sources, the 50 American states were each ranked on female egalitarianism. North Carolina ranked 36th of 50 states.
The study looked at workplace environment, education and political empowerment. These areas included specifics such as pay disparity, percentage of employees in executive positions, number of minimum wage workers, graduation rates, reading and math test scores, percentage of lawmakers in the US House and Senate and more.
Overall, the top-ranking states were Hawaii, Alaska, Maine, California and Vermont. The lowest were Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia and Utah.