Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

The 1 and the 99

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87: Percentage of women who possess at least four years of high school or more education, as compared to 86 percent of men.

58: The percentage of all undergraduate degrees in the U.S. that were awarded to women in 2010.

50: The percentage of the total college educated population women accounted for in the U.S.

12: Number of Fortune 500 companies that have female CEOs.

1.9 million: Number of firms that are majority-owned (51% or more) by women of color in the U.S.

26: The percentage of vice presidents and senior executives that are female.

7: The percentage of directors on the world’s coporate boards who are female.

15.6: Percentage of elected parliamentary seats globally that are held by women.

18: Average percentage by which women worldwide are paid less than their male counterparts at work.

0.77: The female-to-male earnings ratio in the U.S., meaning female workers earned 77 cents on every dollar earned by a male worker. Progress on the pay gap in the last 10 years remains statiscally unchanged.

Women and the economy, by the numbers. Here’s one more: Globally, Women Own 1% of the World’s Property.

We’ve really got to get this whole mess straightened out before Zoey is born. At this point we only have a couple weeks.

Written by gerrycanavan

March 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm

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