2085: The year the gender gap closes
Ladies, we have a long ways to go until we equal men in leadership roles in government/politics, business, entrepreneurship and nonprofits.
According to a study by the Women’s College of the University of Denver and the White House Project, it will take until 2085 for women to equal men in leadership roles in government/politics, business, entrepreneurship and nonprofits if women continue to progress at their current pace reports Policy Mic.
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During Women’s History Month, it’s important to celebrate the accomplishments of women. However, we also need to recognize how far we have to go until we’re on equal footing with men in the media.
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Take a look at some of the findings in a new report by the Women’s Media Center:
- Only 17 women at media and technology companies are on Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.”
- By a nearly 3 to 1 margin, male front-page bylines at top newspapers outnumbered female bylines in coverage of the 2012 presidential election.
- In both legacy and online news sites, women are too often relegated to writing about the “pink topics” of food, family, furniture and fashion.
- Forty-seven percent of gamers are women, but 88 percent of video games developers are male.
- Women comprised just 9 percent of the directors of the top 250 domestic grossing films of 2012.
- Girls as young as age six are starting to see themselves as sex objects, based on a combination of media influence, a mother’s parenting and religion.
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Summer and winter tend to hog all the glory when it comes to travel high seasons. Sure, you want to soak up all the time at the beach you can during the summer, and you just want to escape the cold during the last months of the year.
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In September, I'll turn 38. I'm at the age now where, when people ask how old I am, it takes me a minute to remember. I don't know if that's because I've already been 37 different ages and it's hard to keep straight which one I am now, or if it's because I'm in denial, or if it's because I am going senile. Maybe a combination of all of the above. Regardless, my 30s have flown by and soon they will be but a memory. So, in an effort to preserve the memory I have left (or at least keep a record of it), and to celebrate what has been an amazing decade so far, here are 30 things that have happened to me in my 30s (and will probably happen to you too):
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