Sacramento named one of top 20 cities for women in business

Sacramento earned high marks for a professional climate that is friendly to women.

A new study names Sacramento as one of the United States' top cities for women in business. Out of all of the cities in the country, Sacramento landed in 16th place.

Bizwomen, a Business Journal affiliate focusing on women in the workplace, used a complex formula to calculate where American women had gained the most traction as both entrepreneurs and employees. Cities like Sacramento received high marks because they can claim high numbers of female professionals who are educated, earn elevated salaries and hold management positions. 

Researchers also awarded each metropolitan area up to five stars in four areas of professional development among women: Commitment to education, high levels of pay, managerial experience and prevalence of entrepreneurs. Sacramento was one of only nine cities to earn five-star ratings in two separate categories. 

Two other Northern California cities were also named to the top 20 — San Francisco and San Jose. Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Denver also received high marks. The five worst-performing cities were El Paso, Texas, Bakersfield, Calif., Augusta, Georgia, Ogden, Utah, and Provo, Utah. 

The job market in the greater Sacramento area is growing stronger by the day, and this encouraging new report from Bizwomen shows that our city is embracing all capable professionals without discrimination. Whether you are looking to advance your career here in the state's capital or in the nearby San Jose and San Francisco areas, know that Sacramento is a wonderful place to call home. 

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