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Ways Women Are Silently Shattering the Glass Ceiling?

June 25, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 188

Women are closing the wage gap between their male counterparts and some women are thriving.

I will list the reasons how women are making these strides.

I wrote an article asking the question should men care about women equal pay? The article emphasized the importance of women equal pay and the affects on their family lives.

However, women are not concerned about society leveling the playing field; they are taking charge of their own destiny.

The need for a more satisfying life is one reason for the shift in breadwinners.

Women are using education to gain equal pay and more.

Glass ceiling defined:

The glass ceiling symbolizes the discrepancy in pay between men and women.

Educational Imbalances:

USA Today wrote an article outlining the shift between college applicants. The article states that since the 1980′s females applicants have outpaced males applicants.

The economy has not affected the women's ambition.

The economy is another reason for the role changes.

I found this news very encouraging.

I advocate females educating themselves to change their lives and potentially their family's life.

The most encouraging part of the article was the women are young, childless, and single.

Some women are choosing higher education before other life events.

Some women choose to get married and have children first which is admirable.

A woman can choose her route in life.

The top ten degrees according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2011)

  1. Surgeons (225,390/yr)
  2. Anesthesiologists (220,100/yr)
  3. Oral Surgeons (214,120/yr)
  4. Obstetricians and Gynecologists (210,340/yr)
  5. Orthodontists (200,290/yr)
  6. Internists (189,480/yr)
  7. Other Physicians and Surgeons (180,870/yr)
  8. Family and General Practitioners (173,860/yr)
  9. Chief Executives (173,350/yr)
  10. Psychiatrists (167,610/yr)

What industries are women choosing?

The top jobs women outpace men in salary are:

  1. Sales engineers
  2. Statisticians
  3. Legislators
  4. Other transportation workers
  5. Automotive service technicians and mechanics
  6. Speech-language pathologists
  7. Library assistants, clerical
  8. Motion picture projectionists
  9. Helpers, construction trades
  10. Funeral service workers

This is a partial list. These women are not only making strides in education, they are also performing well in jobs once traditionally male.

The women are focusing on the inner cities.

The top metro areas women are choosing.

Metro areas

  • Atlanta (21%)
  • Memphis/AR/MO (19%)
  • New York City-Northeastern New Jersey (17%)
  • Sacramento, CA (16%)
  • San Diego, CA (15%)
  • Miami-Hialeah, FL ( 14%)
  • Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC/SC ( 14%)
  • Raleigh-Durham, NC (14%)
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (12%)
  • Phoenix, AZ (12%)

How do you feel about the progress women are making?

What other ways can a woman improve herself?

Do you know a woman making these strides?

I write on workplace ethics, gender issues, and workplace harassment. If you want to read more please visit workplace ethics.

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