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Women in the Workforce
They are CEOs, CFOs, owners, managers, community leaders and so much more. Who are they? The women featured in this year’s Women in Business special section.
These ladies each have unique stories and varied backgrounds. They’ve done everything from moving from a foreign country to building a business from the ground up to working their way up the ladder to the position they hold today. All, however, have two things in common: grit and determination.
These ladies work hard and contribute to the community. You might recognize some of the names and faces of these women, but find out so much more about them and why they are featured in this year’s edition of Women in Business.
Thirty years ago the workplace, in Hollywood and in real life, was a very different environment. Since then, we have seen some dramatic changes. We began to see shows in which women were featured in positions of power. They were business owners, managers, company presidents, doctors, police officers and lawyers.
These shows often tackled difficult issues that were brought to the forefront of society. The landscape outside of Hollywood began to look very different, as well. Women were trailblazers, making their way through their education, working their way up the ladder and tackling life’s challenges.
Today those same women who forged a path for generations to come have brought about an entirely different landscape we are seeing today. Women are holding power positions in companies. They are working at presidents, CEOs, managers, school administrators and even making groundbreaking election wins. Today, women account for 51.1% of all workers in high-paying management, professional and related occupations.
Information source: U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau dol.gov/wb/factsheets/qf-laborforce-10.htm.
Top Occupations for Women
Registered nurses 91.1%
Elementary and middle school teachers 81.8%
Medical and health services managers 72.5%
Tax examiners, collectors and revenue agents 66.1%
Education administrators 63%
Advertising & Promotions Managers 61.1%
Accountants and auditors 60.1%
Public relations managers 60%
Insurance underwriters 59.3%
Medical scientists 53.7%
Financial Managers 53.2%
Individual Women in Business profiles available: