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Women at Work: Sound Bites and Statistics from Women Who Lead

By Harrison Kratz

Women at Work

With women starting companies at 1.5 times the national average there is much to be excited about. But because of the continuing trends such as women being absent from the boards of large corporations there is still much work to be done.

Rather than having the conversation of having women in the workplace, the conversation has evolved into having women lead teams, companies, and ultimately drive results across the boards.

Key Findings:

  • Forty percent of large companies have no women on their boards
  • Only 5 percent of startups are owned by women
  • Companies with more equalized gender distribution have 30 percent higher IPO’s
  •  Women pursuing MBA’s are at an all-time high. Women now make up 1/3 of all MBA candidates

There is still much work to be done in ensuring that women are being granted the same opportunities to succeed as men, but notable leaders like Arianna Huffington, Sheryl Sandberg, Rachel Sklar, and Sarah Blakely help ignite this discussion and consistently advocate for the advancement of women everywhere.

Women at Work Infographic Via MBA@UNC
Via MBA@UNC MBA Online & Women 2.0

Harrison Kratz is the Community Manager for MBA@UNC, the online MBA program that the University of North Carolina. He is also the Founder of the global social good campaign, Tweet Drive where he collected over 6,000 toys for underprivileged children through the bringing together of social communities around the world.

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3 Responses to “Women at Work: Sound Bites and Statistics from Women Who Lead”

  1. 1

    Hi Holly,Harrison,
    One of the biggest mind bogglers to me is how for so many years male-dominated businesses could justify cutting off over half the population when making hiring considerations, promotions, and appointments. It seems that someone even back in the darker days of women’s rights should have been able to see what that could do to their potential profitability.
    I’m not Ye Olde Women’s Activist, but I just can’t fathom how today men still dominate the technology field. I’m in IS, and I’m left wondering how even with a degree that’s in demand, I’m going to fare in such a male dominated sector. Gee…it’s enough to make me start a business!

  2. 2

    This subject is close to my heart as well. I am also blogging about this issue because I want to be able to reach out to more people, and figure out how to better engage women and provide them with opportunity in the middle management and upper management levels.

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