Women in California have made considerable advances in recent years but still face inequities that often prevent them from reaching their full potential. Since the 2004 Status of Women in the States report was published, the gender wage gap in California has narrowed, a higher percentage of women have bachelor’s degrees, and women are more likely to work in managerial or professional occupations. Yet, as in all other states, women in California are less likely than men to be in the labor force and more likely to live in poverty. Women also continue to be underrepresented in the state legislature.

This is from the Status of Women In The States, an organization that provides data on women's progress in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States overall. The data can be used to raise awareness, improve policies, and promote women's equality.