I usually avoid the word “should.” Who am I to tell you what you “should” do?
On the other hand…There’s leadership. And building a strong society.
I do believe that there are issues that all sectors (government. for-profit. nonprofit) should (yes should) talk about…
And the GENDER GAP is one of the shoulds.
Gender Gap in salary. (Recommend some articles or blogs and I’ll post them.) Gender Gap in public office. (Articles you particularly appreciate? How about books?) Gender Gap on boards and in the C Suite.
So here’s an interesting infographic, “Which States Have the Smallest Gender Gap in Occupations?” And why does that even matter? (Lots of very insightful reasons!)
I’ll bet lots of you know what STEM is…Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics… Traditionally male-dominated fields. But there’s been great work over the past years to change this.
- But do you know why STEM careers are so popular:
- Higher wages (high wage-to-education ratio)
- Reducing debt allows faster saving and earlier retirement
- Having a broder impact, e.g., improving areas of life for many others worldwide (and this is a strong motivator for most women.)
The good news: The gender gap between men to women is starting to close as the benefits of a STEM career become more apparent. Check out the article and infographic. Thank you, Hazel Garcia.