Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.
Today, women make up half of the work force, and half of the enrollment at medical and law schools. But women must still deal with a well-entrenched double standard when it comes to gender-acceptable behavior.
Submitted by kpeterson on Sat, 03/06/2010 - 10:55pm
While women may be participating in the workforce in equal—or in some cases, higher—numbers thantheir male peers, they rarely make it to the top. Across the leadership spectrum in the sectors studied here, women are stalled at 18 percent – with numbers much lower among women of color.
Whether it's business (16%), law (18%), journalism (22%) or the military (11%), women leaders have yet to achieve critical mass. The question is why and what will it take to have a breakthrough in those numbers?