In the past women were only on the bottom of the totem pole.
There used to be an actual degree for being a secretary. Secretary school was something to be proud of and were prestigious institutions. That really upset me when I learned that about a month ago.
But the workplace is still not completely a friend to women today.
The Accumulative Wage Gap Is More Than The Price Of A House!
By age 65, the average working woman will have lost more than $430,000 over her working lifetime vs. men, because of the wage gap! Still not convinced?
Women who work in unionized professions make 82% of men’s incomes.
Convinced? Good. Now this may seem discouraging, but we have also come so far in the last 50 years. Let me give you some examples,
In 1994, 63% of female high school graduates and 61% of male high school graduates were enrolled in college the following fall, according to the Pew Research Center.
By 2012, that same number for women jumped to 71%, but remained unchanged for males, at 61%.
Women are now the primary or co-money maker in nearly two thirds of American families and working married women bring home 44% of their family’s income.
Moral of the story is that we cannot stop now. These amazing advances doesn’t mean we can give up and quite while we are “ahead” even though we still aren’t. If we stop now, even for a minute things will go right back to where they were. C’mon ladies!