While sometimes it can be downright depressing to be a woman, it can also be really empowering. Take a look at the following 5 inspiring infographics about being a woman to see what I mean.
1. Educating Girls is Smart For All of Us
This past October, the United Nations celebrated its first-ever International Day of the Girl to raise awareness about the importance of educating girls around the world. To commemorate the day, Take Part, a socially relevant news site that gives people an opportunity to take action and Intel created an infographic to show how successful girls can be when they go to school and get an education.
2. Women in the Senate By the Numbers
This year the United States Senate made history by electing 20 women — five newly elected, six re-elected, and nine are continuing their terms. This is the highest number of women there has ever been in the Senate. We still have a long ways to go before a 50-50 male/female split, but considering that there were only seven women 20 years ago, this is definitely progress.
Historically, the science, technology, engineering and math field has been dominated by men. Luckily, this trend is changing rapidly with the number of women in IT increasing by 28.9% from January 2011 to January 2012. Check out some other promising statistics regarding women in the tech field in the infographic below.
4. Women-Owned Businesses
A study from American Express Open has found that as of 2012, there are 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States. And that number is expected to continue growing. Just check out the infographic below to see what I mean.
There was a time when the only career a woman would expect to have is mom and housewife. Well, the times they are a’changing. From 1950 to 2000 there has been a more than 250% increase of women in the workforce. Unfortunately, women still hit a galls ceiling in many industries and continue to face a gender wage gap.
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