Guest Editorial: A Place Where Women Are Most Successful

By Scottsdale Pinetop

In Scottsdale, we are known for a lot of great things. Just to list a few…

Our city has been acknowledged on numerous occasions as North American’s top golf destination. Nationally acclaimed as a leading tourist destination thanks largely to events like Barrett-Jackson, spring training and the city’s five-star resorts and hotels. The city is home to nearly twenty percent of the state’s corporate headquarters and is listed number six in the United States for job seekers.

All these things combined make Scottsdale one of the country’s best places to live, play and most importantly work – especially if you are a working woman. In a recently released national study by SmartAsset, Scottsdale is ranked ninth among 200 cities in the U.S. where women are most successful.

According to the report, women in Scottsdale had the 15th highest education rate with over 57% of women 25 or older with at least a bachelor’s degree and median earnings of $60,723. Additionally, Scottsdale had the 19th-highest percentage of full-time working women earning at least $75,000 and over 38% of Scottsdale businesses owned by women.

Now that’s empowerment. In the last few decades, women in Scottsdale have made significant strides to achieve greater equality in education, financial success and business ownership. But there is still a long way to go.

Like any city, Scottsdale is always changing – both culturally and demographically. And that’s a good thing. Especially with the emergence of a new business and political leadership and the city becoming a more culturally diverse place.

Over the years, Scottsdale has nurtured diversity of thought, creativity and talent in the business sector that has extended into numerous other aspects of the city. And women play an important role in Scottsdale’s economic success whether they are seeking to advance their careers or grow a business of their own. We only hope this trend continues for generations to come in Scottsdale.