Women in Business
Women have come a long way since the 1950’s. It is hard to believe that women were once discouraged and outright barred from most professional career paths.
Now, as the 21st century gets underway, we see nearly half of all adult women hold full-time jobs with another 17% working part-time. These numbers would have been unheard of a few decades ago when women were expected to act as dedicated stay-at-home moms and homemakers. Compare that to today as more than a third of all working mothers now are the sole source of income within their households. Women in Business mean business!
Unfortunately, despite these gains within the workforce, it is sobering to see that women are still not as valued as their male-counterparts. Despite growing achievement in the corporate and academic fields, the gender-gap still exists when it comes to compensation for equal work.
All the same, it is encouraging to see the number of working mothers continue to rise and to know that the aspirations of the average working woman now includes professional goals in addition to motherhood.
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