"At the current rate of change in the US, it will take until 2085 for women to reach parity in leadership roles."

- Center for American Progress

"Although women control 80 percent of consumer spending in the United States, we are only 11% of creative directors in advertising."

- Fast Company

Do women make 78 cents to the dollar? Only if you're White. Black women make 60 cents while Hispanic women make a paltry 55 cents.


"In Silicon Valley startups, women hold only 9% of management positions and account for only 14% of senior management positions."

- Center for American Progress

"Black women today comprise the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the US, generating over $44 billion a year in revenue. But only 2% received VC funding with the average amount of $36,000."

- Wired

"Brooklyn has more female startups than any other single city in the United States. Silicon Valley has the least."

- Inc.

"19% of women (vs. 33% of men), say they got a raise when they asked."

- Marie Claire

"In the US, women are only 10% of governors, hold 18.5% of congressional seats, and 20% are senators."

- Center for American Progress

Women of color hold only 3.2 percent of the board seats of Fortune 500 companies.

- Center for American Progress

"While half of U.S. investment capital comes from women, only 3 percent run hedge funds."

- Re:Gender

"Women are 59% of the college-educated, entry-level workforce. But we hold less than 9% in top management positions."

-Center for American Progress

"Only 9% of film directors are women."

- Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film

"Only 10 percent of startups which raised Series A last year had female founders. Today's venture capital environment clocks some 305 active funds over $100 million. These funds collectively put $114 billion to work. Ninety percent of it never sees a female founder."


The US ranks 45th in the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report, falling 17 spots from last year's. We are behind four African countries and all major European cities.

-The Global Gender Gap Report