Who runs the world?
The more than 167 million women in the United States1 are dominating professions like accounting and legal services, and a record ninety-eight won their 2018 House races for a seat in Congress.2 Plus, the share of women who are rocking motherhood increased 6% between 2006 and 2016.3
We think Beyoncé is on to something.
We wanted to know which places are most conducive to women's success, safety, and happiness, so we put our heads together to analyze the stats on all fifty states plus Washington, DC.
Some states proved to be more women-friendly than others with greater access to healthcare and lower crime rates. Other states, with high rates of uninsured women or broader wage gaps, fell short.
Read on to see the states that ranked best (and worst) for women to settle down in.