Interesting Statistics: Women earn on average 77% of what men earn in comparable careers; this gender wage gap has not improved in the last 10 years. Women are about 50% of the workforce, but only 4.2% of Fortune 500 CEOs and 38% of management. Women are just 18.1% of Congress.
Data and Statistics
Women and Work 1963-2012
Women and Work: Prominent Issues
Negotiation, particularly salary negotiation, can be daunting for both men and women, but recent studies have shown that only 7% of women who receive an offer attempt to negotiate, as opposed to 57% of men.
career-intelligence.com — an online career resource for women by women offering multiple tools and resources including assessment and career planning information; resume and cover letter tips; career counseling; and more. Free to job-seekers.
Career Women — online career center for women including a job bank, resume bank, career resources, advice, and more.
Dress for Success — a nonprofit organization that provides interview suits to low-income women seeking employment. No fees are charged ever, either to the member organizations or to the women served.
Scholarships for Women — a site containing helpful information about scholarships for women and how to apply for them.
Single Mother Grants and Scholarships — find single mother grants and learn if you qualify for financial aid and scholarships.