Stand Against Racism

Did you know…

Women are 57% of the U.S. labor forcei, yet women, especially women of color, are underrepresented in leadership across fields.

Women of color outnumber white women and all men in college degrees, yet are still paid less and hold fewer leadership positions. 

Black women make 62 cents for every dollar made by their White male counterparts.ii

The gender pay gap is even worse for Latinas, who make 54 cents for every dollar made by White men.ii

Though women make up half the US population, they make up less than 20% of Congress.iii

Only 6% of all elected officials in the U.S. are Women of Color.iv

Women currently hold 27 CEO positions at  Fortune 500 companies. Guess how many are Women of Color? One.v 

Though women make up 75% of nonprofit workers, women hold only 45% of all CEO & ED

While 76 percent of teachers, 52 percent of principals, and 78 percent of central office administrators in the K-12 system are women, men occupy almost three quarters of K-12 superintendent positions .vii Of the 26.9% of superintendents in 2015 that were women, just 11% identified as women of color.viii


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i 2015 annual averages, Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Lennon, T., Benchmarking Women’s Leadership in the United States, 2013, University of Denver – Colorado Women’s College. Retrieved from

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