The Problem

There are not enough women leaders in all levels of private and public life and this needs to move at a much faster pace

AT THE CURRENT PACE OF CHANGE, IT WILL TAKE 80+ YEARS TO ACHIEVE GENDER PARITY IN ECONOMIC PARTICIPATION (UN WOMEN) AND OVER 100+ YEARS IN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP (IWPR 2015).

Political Divide:

  • Globally, women make up 50.6% of the population but hold only 22% of public offices
  • The U.S. currently ranks 103rd in the world in the percentage of women in the national legislature
  • Women make up only 20% of Congress (women of  color: 7.1%) and 23% of the Senate
  • Only 6 out of 50 governors are women

Business and Corporate Leadership Divide:

  • Only 21.2% of board seats are held by women, and women of color are nearly invisible on S&P 500 boards
  • Women’s share of the total labor force is 46.9% (after peaking at 60% in 1999)
  • Women make up 5% of CEOs despite holding 51.6% of management, professional and related positions
  • Women currently hold only 25 CEO positions at S&P 500 companies

Pay Divide:

  • Women generally earn 80 cents for every dollar men earn. The pay gap is even worse for women of color: black women 62 cents, Latinas 54 cents
  • In fact, women on average will need to work more than 100 additional days each year just to catch up to the earnings of men
  • Women are less than 10% of top earners in the S&P 500

Representation:

  • While women are almost half of the US labor force, they make up only 5% of CEOs and less than 10% of top earners in the S&P 500
  • Women occupy only slightly more than a quarter of the top media executive officer positions at news companies worldwide
  • Women business owners get nearly 50% less in funding than their male counterparts

IF THERE EVER WAS A TIME THAT NEEDED MORE WOMEN LEADERS IN ALL LEVELS OF PUBLIC LIFE AND BRING THE VOICES AND MOVEMENTS TOGETHER IT IS NOW