The housewife stereotype has long since shattered - it's all about leaning in, breaking the glass ceiling, closing the wage gap and more.
Careers and Industries with the Biggest Growth in Female Representation
Despite the various challenges that women still face in the workplace, many industries have seen significant growth in the number of female employees over the past 40 years. Although sexual harassment, lack of mentoring and stereotypes based on gender roles continue to be a problem, more women are joining industries that have been historically dominated by men. The STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) sector in particular, are seeing more and more women join the ranks. Here are some of the largest fields.
Well I’ve finally done it folks. I’ve finally went off and started an official site of my own dedicated to the women I’ve penned about here on Vocal. This is actually kind of a scary thought to me, if I must be frank. Why? Well, the internet is a vast machine of barking bloggers, it’s a saturated platform, and it’s very easy to get lost in the sauce. Still the key is time and patience (of which, I have none, but I do have persistence and determination in spades, so there’s that…)
You've Got to Admire Her!
For many years, for some reason, women were not recognized as "driving" the society in terms of their careers. Fortunately, the narrative has changed for the best for women like Roberta Annan. Women were not as extroverted as they are today for various reasons. They are now in very good positions throughout the world, although some have had a difficult time before they reached their heights.The fact is, it has never been as easy as a pie for Annan, as she exceeded the depth of philanthropy with a bigger position as a leader. Her hard work has not been in vain.
The Side of the Modeling Industry No One Talks About
I started modeling when I was 18, just a few months after I had given birth to my first child. I was married then, and my husband at the time was in the Army. I wanted to build a life more than just being a stay at home mom. That title didn't seem fulfilling enough for me.
Gender Equality in the Workplace
I don't know about you other women out there, but I am tired of being required to wear a bra in society. Actually, I'm tired of being judged for who I am as a whole. I am a modern woman who lives an alternative lifestyle, and even as that is becoming the norm, this is a small glimpse of the attitudes and judgement I am subjected to on a daily basis.
Becoming a Successful Businesswoman
Gender diversity in the business world is changing. Across the globe, successful women are taking on senior positions in various industries. Businesses like tech companies, law firms, startups, and media platforms have started appointing women as board members, senior staff, and advisory committee members.
The Perfect Model
Most of the modeling industry has strict appearance rules, which most people don't check the box for. But by it being 2019, many models are defying the odds and showing the world that it is okay to be "different" from other models and to accept what makes you stand out.
- Top Story - June 2019
Dispatches from NYWIFT 20th Annual Designing Women Awards
New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) had its 20th annual Designing Women Awards gala on Tuesday, June 11 at the acclaimed Directors Guild of America Theater in New York City and was once again a motivational celebration. Co-presented by Variety, the event recognized and celebrated extraordinary women behind-the-scenes, renowned make-up artists, hair stylists and costume designers for their achievements, talent, and vision in the entertainment industry.
Standing Out as a Working Woman
We want to know what women can do to stand out in the business world. According to the Women's Policy Institute, women's presence in company ownership is still increasing. The first step is to focus on the business approach, to prevent gender from defining women in their careers. Looking at these strategies can help a diligent woman stand out on the business stage. Today, women are more likely to work, rather than stay in the home. Today, they communicate with men and prove that they are the same.
Are We Still Living in a Man's World?
“It is far harder to be a boy today than it is to be a girl.” These were the words uttered out of the mouth of a mother of three boys and one girl. To my response “why?”: “Well if a boy and girl go for a job, it’s going to be handed to the girl purely based off her having a vagina.”
Great Career Paths for Women
Just a few decades have passed since women were expected to get married and stay home with her children and tend to the house. In the 1950s, only 34 percent of the workforce was women. Women did not go to work, and despite any ambition to do so, it was societally expected that they would be the caregivers, child rearers, and homemakers.
Reasons Woman Excel in the Business World
In the United States, it is estimated that over 14 percent of company executives are women. More than 4.5 percent of women hold CEO positions. Many women in executive positions believe all women can be top leaders in any company. There are certain things women are doing to increase their chances of success.