Women are nearly 50% of the workforce in the United States, but our workplaces are far from equal.
As easy as it might be to say that leadership from women will likely follow total numbers, there isn't a lot of evidence that that's the case.
There were two essays published this week that get into why the glass ceiling is so hard to break. It comes down to the fact that this isn't a fight that women can win alone.
Here's Jessica Valenti on traditionally male professions (like politics) that still don't have very many women represented:
Asking individual women to enter hostile spaces to make them better is really asking women to make men better – and to make men better at women’s own risk. But it shouldn’t be women’s responsibility to fix men or deal with their misogyny. Instead, men should be taking it upon themselves to treat women with respect, and demand their other male colleagues do the same.
See Also:The Cost Of Living In Every Part Of The World In One InfographicHow A Former Wall Street Trader Solved The Restaurant Industry's Biggest ProblemThe Problem With Women In The Workplace Is Men