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International Women’s Day
March 8th 2016
There were an estimated 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States in 2012, and women earned 60 percent of the master’s degrees, according to 2010 testimony by Catalyst to the U.S. Joint Economic Committee. What’s more, the number of women-owned firms with $10 million or more in revenue has increased by more than 50 percent in the decade that ended in 2012.
Clearly the business world is no longer a “men’s club” and it shouldn’t be. Women entered the corporate management world in the late 1980s and have continued to climb the ranks ever since. But unfortunately, the glass ceiling still exists, and women are still facing challenges that men do not when advancing their careers.
In fact, among Fortune 500 companies, women make up less than 3 percent of the C-suite positions and hold roughly only 15 percent of board seats, according to Catalyst. The fallout from this ratio trickles down from the executive and board levels into every area of business and politics.
As leaders and influencers of future generations, women must actively fight the gender gap. And men should help in this battle, too. And for the women of the future to thrive, women today need to start thriving ourselves.
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