The number of businesses owned by women and minorities has grown considerably in recent years, particularly in certain industries, but based on revenue they remain on average considerably smaller than white- or male-owned firms.
Our research suggests the issue continues to resonate with many working moms.
Most Americans say women are every bit as capable of being good leaders as men, whether in political offices or in corporate boardrooms. So why, then, are they underrepresented in top jobs?
Survey Details: Conducted October 2013 | File Release Date: 12/22/14
Women still lag when it comes to holding top managerial positions. And among those with a preference, both men and women say they prefer a male boss and co-workers.
In the past 15 years, the percentage of women who work in newspaper newsrooms has barely budged. Women made up 36% of all newspaper staff in 2012, a slight decline from 37% in 1998.
America’s bosses are more satisfied with their family life, jobs and overall financial situation than are non-managerial employees. Bosses are also significantly more likely than workers to think of their job as a career rather than just a job to get them by.
It turns out that countries that offer more liberal parental leave policies tend to have higher wage gaps among men and women ages 30-34, according to analyses by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Most Americans say it doesn’t matter if their co-workers are men or women. But for those with a preference, men say they would rather work with men—and women say the same.
Fewer than 5% of Fortune 1000 companies have women CEOs, and only 10% of women nationally say they're a boss or top manager. Women are consistently less likely than men to say they want to be a boss someday.