This report provides critical data and analyzes areas of progress for women and girls in Colorado
as well as places where progress has slowed or stalled. It examines a range of interconnected
issues affecting the lives of women and girls in Colorado, including economic
security and poverty, employment and earnings, educational opportunity, personal safety,
and women’s leadership. In addition to discussing the current status of women and girls,
the report tracks progress over the last two decades by comparing findings with those from
earlier status of women reports by The Women’s Foundation of Colorado and Girls Count
(1994) and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (2000). The 2013 Status of Women and
Girls in Colorado report also analyzes how the circumstances of women and girls differ
across Colorado’s regions and how women and girls in the state fare compared with their
counterparts in the nation as a whole.