The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Pledge for Parity.” The message is clear: We have advanced the role of women in society, their access to health and finance, how they benefit from economic progress, and their contributions to all aspects of economic, social, political, and cultural life. But progress has been much too slow: According to the World Economic Forum, without stronger interventions, gender parity is unlikely to happen before 2133.
The World Economic Forum (best known for organising the annual Davos shindig) just published its annual Gender Gap report. It makes for thoroughly depressing reading. On current trends, it will take 118 years before women's salaries equal those of men; women currently earn what men took home a decade ago.
Junior Achievement USA® and The Allstate Foundation survey also indicates more girls are considering different options for higher education due to the rising cost of education
Colorado Springs, Colo., April 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Junior Achievement USA® (JA) and The Allstate Foundation’s 2014 Teens & Personal Finance Survey reveals a gender gap among teenagers’ views and habits on college plans and future earning power.