In the last decade, the world has witnessed a growing impact and awareness of women in the workplace. More women are owning their own businesses, getting their MBA, and breaking the ever present “glass ceiling,” but that does not mean the hard work is over.

  • In 1970, women we paid $0.59 for every dollar men made. It’s now $0.77.
  • Only 21 of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women.
  • 4 in 10 businesses worldwide have no women in senior management.

The statistics may not be great, but the outlook is positive. Women are earning more and doing more than ever before. Women in power are setting great examples for younger women. The notion that women are solely meant to be stay-at-home moms is no longer accepted by everyone.

Recommended Reading: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

“Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.”

Here is another interesting perspective of women in business via the Business Insider.

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