According to the statistics regarding women in the workforce, collected by the U.S. Department of Labor in 2010:
In 2011, for the first time in American history, the balance of the workforce tipped toward women, who now hold a majority of the nation’s jobs. Despite that, only 42 women are CEOs in Fortune 1000 companies in the United States.
Women make up more than half of the United States population, yet in the U.S. Congress, only 18% of seats are held by women.
The Pay Gap
According to a recent study by AAUW, the wage gap between recent male and female college graduates with identical degrees and competencies still favors men—with a difference of about $8,000.
Edinboro University Student Ratio
Colleges and universities across the country are experiencing a higher increase in women students than men. In fact, at Edinboro University the student ratio is 62% female and 38% male.
The United States ranks 69th among countries with the highest percentage of women in government. Countries with a higher percentage of women include Uganda, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Paid Maternal Leave: Almost Everywhere
The United States is one of eight countries, out of 188 that have known policies, without paid leave.