Did you know….?
A few data points that underscore why it is so important to teach every girl, when she is young, how to be her boldest, most courageous, and most resilient self:
Women still make, on average, $0.81 for every dollar that a man makes – and the wage gap is even wider for women of color.
Over a lifetime, wage gaps lead to significant amounts of lost earnings for women.
*** Check out this study on the gender pay gap (Source: PayScale, 2020) for more of the latest data
Women are 47% more likely to suffer severe injuries in car crashes, even when wearing a seat belt, because safety features in cars are designed for men.
*** Check out this study by researchers at the University of Virginia for more on this (Source: The American Journal of Public Health, 2011).
It will take 108 years to close the gender gap.
Note: This reflects the reality for women around the world before COVID-19. The pandemic has worsened the gender gap in many countries.
According to the World Economic Forum, it will take another 108 years to reach gender parity across a number of dimensions included economic opportunity, educational attainment, and political empowerment.
*** Check out this study for more info (Source: World Economic Forum, 2018).
Only 7.4% of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies are female. And that’s an all-time high!
In 2020, women led 37 of the companies in the Fortune 500 – up from 33 in 2019, and 24 in 2018. Of this group, only 3 are women of color.
One data point to consider: Until recently, men named John held more CEO jobs than women
(Source of chart: S&P Global analysis, 2020)
Women hold only 26.5% of the seats in U.S. Congress.
After recent elections, the number of women holding elected office in American reached a high-point. In 2021, 24 women serve in the U.S. Senate and 118 women serve in the House.
*** The below chart is taken from this report, which has other up-to-date figures (Source: Center for American Women and Politics, 2021)