Formal dresses were a sign of freedom at work in March 2011. The month was National Women’s History Month, an annual celebration of women finding their way in, to political campaigns, to the fields of war, and to the regular seats of authority and power in business.
Equal in American Opportunity
Leadership goals were the first focus for young women early in the morning in a classroom at a place for instruction on ideals and merited entitlement, the university, after eating corn flakes and a beautiful cantaloupe for breakfast. The feminine students were preparing to throw their work into producing half the outcomes of well laid plans the country honors, seeing to their studies in mathematics and engineering, certain the leaders of the past had won the positions accompanying men on the graduation podium. The year before, the degrees in the behavioral sciences more often were given to women than men, by a modest count, second to none, as was true decades ago in health care and education, fields women now superabound in.
The politics was an opportunity to hold out for one more step in progress. On March 8, International Women’s Day, the first Latina labor secretary in American history, Hilda Solis, in an official statement, said, “On the shoulders of countless extraordinary women, we continue to fight for our rightful place in society. From equal pay, to educational equity, to the many rights that hardworking women need to care fore their families, we continue to raise our voices for equal opportunity in every pursuit and path.” A new trust in progress was strengthened during the month. The answers to questions on women’s unexplained success were published by the President’s Office of Management and Budget for the White House Council on Women and Girls in a March report, called Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being. The present popular lesson? During the 2000s, women added to their equality with men.
The honors that women marched for, however, have not come to an end. Women who own businesses still do not receive 5 percent of federal small business contracts, a long held goal. White House council leader Valerie Jarrett, on March 3rd, celebrated President Obama’s launch of the Women Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program at a luncheon hosted by Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). Apparently, women are underrepresented in 83 industries. Five percent is the goal in each.
On The Verge of Profound Fulfillment
Lady Poverty, in the old days, before the 1970s, headed a large flock of women earning half pay, and worse, women hard set in a habit of half penny work. The percent of unmarried women with children under 18 living poverty did not drop below half until the late 1990s. Women used to be out of luck in finding work with good pay. Now, college education is equally common among the two genders, 28 percent. This single finding published in the council’s report makes clear the rolls of honor in the future will be filled with more names best said with a weak heart.
Day after day contentions for the rewards of American enterprise is the new common habit. The Great Recession ended work plans for far fewer women than men. Most women are still in their positions of influence. Going to work is still the routine for around 61 percent of women, as it has been since the mid 1990s. The fairer sex is more than equal in the office, they make the office work go super and stand between their co-workers to help them agree, and solve problems. The service industry moves ahead a they see fit to change it.
The bond between American woman and American man is made of both cost sharing and parenting. The latest truth on the earnings gap is in print in the report. In 2009, women earned 80 percent the pay men make. For women, wealth went up with opportunity. The balance was far more uneven in 1979, 62 percent on one part and 100 percent on the other part.
Their income is a family gem. In 1988, a women contributed 24 percent to the family income. Twenty nine percent was made in the woman’s name in 2008.
Work is done hand in hand. “American families depend largely on the financial stability of women,” President Barack Obama proclaimed in his February 28 Women’s History Month Proclamation. Women had it coming. Their reward is to live in the same class as men.
Making money is sincerely, from now on, on equal standing with men’s super everyday command over success.
Economic and Statistics Administration, U. S. Commerce Department and Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being (March 2011).
President Barack Obama, Presidential Proclamation, Women’s History Month, 2011 (February 28, 2011).
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Statement on International Women’s Day (March 8, 2011).