Women's History Month
A lot has changed over the past 50 years when it comes to women in the workforce. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s important to reflect on the gains that have been made but more importantly to understand the work that still needs to be done. In the past 20 years we have seen a decrease in the wage gap, although more work needs to be done, the first female House Speaker, first female presidential nominee, wider female representation on the Supreme Court, and our first female Vice President. More women are in the workforce than ever before, holding leadership positions. But there is still work to do. The wage gap is still alive with women making 82% of what men make. Only 8.8% hold leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies. Women in senior leadership has increased but still sits at just 35%. This all over the backdrop that women make up 50.5% of the US population and 58.4% of the workforce. So, in honor of Women’s History Month, we want to highlight women who have accomplished what women before them rarely had the opportunity to. Women who have climbed the ranks and hold leadership positions today. Whether that be at a company or in their community. So, stay tuned and keep an eye out as we highlight these amazing leaders and what they do for our community.
25 Women In Leadership Statistics : Facts On The Gender Gap In Corporate And Political Leadership – Zippia
Gender pay gap remained stable over past 20 years in US | Pew Research Center