Governor O’Malley on International Women’s Day

March 12, 2013

Strong WomenI’m very lucky to have the leadership and guidance of some of the smartest, most effective women in public service.

We’ve made great strides in Maryland. Today, we rank #1 in the percentage of women-owned businesses with one out of every three businesses owned by a woman. We were named one of the top three “States for Women” and we have the second lowest wage gap between working men and women.

Together, we’ve appointed 3,213 women to boards, commissions, judgeships and cabinet positions. We have a record number of women judges and the most women ever on Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.

But while we’ve made progress, our work is not done and we will continue to fight for equal opportunity for everyone.

Thanks and Happy International Women’s Day,
Martin O’Malley


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