why employ only women?

  1. Only 14.6 percent of executive officers, 8.1 percent of top earners, and 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. At this rate, women won’t achieve leadership parity until 2085.

  2. Women are underrepresented in the highest levels of leadership because they are being forced out by dated workplace cultures

  3. African-American women earn 64 cents and Latina women earn 56 cents for every dollar earned by a Caucasian man

  4. Women’s equality in the labor force would add $12 trillion to the global GDP by 2025

  5. Of the 30% of women who drop out of the workforce, 70% would have stayed if they

    had workplace flexibility. This amounts to 6.6 million women 

  6. Age discrimination in the workplace starts earlier for women and never relents

  7. 90% of companies report that gender diversity is a high priority but only 52% of employees think their company is highly committed and doing what it takes to improve gender diversity

  8. 50 percent of men think women are well represented in leadership in companies where only one in ten senior leaders is a woman

  9. For every 10 percent increase in women working, there’s a 5 percent increase in wages

Sources: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ellevate/2014/08/25/lead-like-a-girl-how-to-empower-women-at-every-level/#6041e59e6714; McKinsey Global Institute September 2015;  https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2012/06/04/fact-sheet-fighting-equal-pay-and-paycheck-fairness-act; Bain & Company, 2016; https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/opinion/sunday/youre-how-old-well-be-in-touch.html?mcubz=0&_r=0; https://www.bain.com/insights/the-power-of-flexibility;  https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/gender-equality/women-in-the-workplace-2017; https://hbr.org/2018/01/when-more-women-join-the-workforce-wages-rise-including-for-men