Women Have Majority of the Jobs, But Not the Power


The women dominate the workforce. Yet, the women tend to plateau before they reach those power positions.

For example, PR Newser reports that although 85 percent of public relations practitioners are female, men have 80 percent of the top-management positions. According to the American Lawyer, females represent 51 percent of law-school graduates but only 17 percent are partners in law firms. The latest data from the Government Accountability Office show that women, a majority in the labor market, only filled 40 percent of the management positions. There's more. They made 81 cents for each dollar earned by male managers.

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