One hundred years after Jeannette Rankin became the first female member of the U.S. Congress, women remain underrepresented in political and business leadership.
Most Americans find women indistinguishable from men on key leadership traits, yet women still make up a small share of top leadership jobs. Explore the share of women in top U.S. political and business roles over time with these interactive charts.
The list of female world leaders is still relatively short despite years of progress. Even when women have made it to power, they’ve rarely led for a long time.
Women make up at least 40% of the workforce in more than 80 countries. Across all of these countries, the median female share of the workforce is 45.4%.
Public support for the Keystone XL pipeline has fallen since 2014, largely because of a sharp decline among Democrats.
New projections indicate that the female share of the labor force will peak at 47.1% in 2025 and then taper off to 46.3% by 2060.
Majorities in all but one country said it is important that women have the same rights as men in their society, a 2015 survey of 38 nations found.
As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.
Female police officers sometimes differ sharply from male officers in their views of policing and their experiences.
Lack of formal education is widespread in many countries in south Asia, the Middle East and Africa.