By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) & Harrison Kratz (Community Manager, MBA@UNC)
Women today are making professional strides at an unprecedented level. We are seeing women start businesses at 1.5 times the national average, a 20 percent increase over the last decade. We're also seeing educated women at record numbers; women now hold more bachelor's and graduate degrees than men.
There is still a disparity in earnings and leadership titles across genders, but there are more outspoken advocates of professional women than ever before.
Some common themes in the conversation:
If you're interested in exploring the state of women at work, take a close look at this infographic that is full of statistics about this topic.
What do you think of women in the workplace today? Leave your comments below!
Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the "+1" for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.
Harrison Kratz is the Community Manager at MBA@UNC, a new initiative which allows students to receive their MBA online from the University of North Carolina from anywhere around the world. He also sticks to his entrepreneurial roots as the founder of the global social good campaign, Tweet Drive. Follow him on Twitter at @KratzPR.
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