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Our Research

As part of the CA Black Women's Think Tank, the Research and Innovation Institute focuses on identifying opportunities to improve the economic and social status of California Black Women and Girls as well as all Black Californians. The research will cover various issues, including improving economic security, increasing wealth, and strengthening the social and economic safety net. It will be done through analyzing data on issues that impact the California Black community. Through this work, the institute will inform thought leaders, stakeholders in corporations, policymakers at every level, and advocates with insight on effective ways to advance economic and social policy interests. Overall, this work will provide more substantial discussions with lawmakers and other advocates to ensure better resources and outcomes.

CA Black Women's Quality of Life Survey

California Black Women’s Collective Empowerment Institute, in collaboration with its research firm Evaritus, produced the first-ever California Black Women’s Quality of Life Survey. This groundbreaking study collected insights from 1,258 Black women voters across California to understand their most pressing concerns, experiences and issues in California. To read the full report, click here and the presentation, click here.

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Pay Me What I Am Worth

CA Black Women's Collective Empowerment Institute release our report that highlights Black Women's wages based on educational attainment, marital status, parental status, and work type compared their female counterparts and all California over from 2017-2021. Click Here

Other Research

CA Women’s Labor Reports

Each month, California Black Women’s Collective Empowerment Institute releases its analysis of the labor market data on the employment situation of Black women workers across the state of California. The data compares Black Women in California’s employment rate verses their female counterparts as well as the overall state employment rate based on the data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Top 100 & Industry Reports

The Top 100 report evaluates and tracks diversity at the top 100 companies headquartered in California. It looks at the executive leadership and the board of directors to determine the number of Black Women, Women and Black Men who serve in those roles as it relates to their overall leadership make-up. The report is released annually. In addition, the Empowerment Institute issues industry reports that focuses on traditional and non-traditional roles. It outlines wage and demographic information of Black Women in the field compared to their female counterparts in California.

State of Black Women in CA

State of Black Women in CA reports focus on critical issues impacting Black Women and the Black Community including political participation; work and family; health and wellness; employment and earnings; poverty and opportunity; education; violence and safety; and Black Women and aging. 


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