By Amanda J. Ponzar @LivingUnited
Let’s talk about women -- with a capital "W". Because there's a lot we need to say, and do, to make changes around the world. And it's more than just leaning in.
- 11% of heads of state
- less than 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs
- only 12% of large nonprofit CEOs
- only 15% –- or 1 in 7 -- World Economic Forum attendees
Read more of “The Hard Facts on Gender” post by World Economic Forum.
Then after the facts sink in, do yourself a favor -- take action. Follow great women leaders and organizations on Twitter –- and make your voice heard by joining the conversation. Consider running for office. Get on your local school board. Mentor a younger woman. Join a women's group. Sign up to fight human trafficking (which mostly affects women & girls). Consider supporting an increase in the minimum wage (60% of minimum wage workers are women, most supporting a family) -- though that's a controversial issue & I don't have all the facts. But we have to start somewhere.
Here are a few of my other posts on women: