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Watch this parody music video inspired
by Lady Ga Ga's music, paying homage to
Alice Paul and the generations of brave
women who joined together in the fight to
pass the 19th Amendment, giving women
the right to vote in 1920.

"Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage"
 
Who We Are
We are women and men from all walks of life who agree that leadership should reflect the gender of the population: women make up half, or more, of our population and should be included in equal numbers in boardrooms, in elected office, in academia, in the professions and in all public and private enterprises and endeavors.

Our Vision
That 50% of leaders are women

Our Mission
To empower women as leaders and to transform the culture within which we live to one that naturally includes women on an equal basis in the selection of leaders.

Why we chose gold and purple as our colors!

The suffragists who spent 82 years fighting for our right to vote used these colors in developing their "brand" so that they could be recognized.  In honor of those brave and courageous women, we duplicate those colors on our site to remind us that we can do anything we set our minds to.


FACTS ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

In the workplace

  • 70% of women are in the workforce but 60% are in low-paying, minimal-benefit jobs.
  • In no State does a full-time, minimum-wage job enable most families to pay fair market rent for a moderate two-bedroom apartment.
  • Full-time female workers made 72% of what their male counterparts made.
  • Women doctors earn only $0.62 for every dollar a male doctor earns. (Patricia Braus, American Demographics, November 1994)
  • Women make up 15.7% of corporate officers at top 500 firms, and 21% of the current President's Cabinet.
  • Women owned/run businesses generate in excess of $4 trillion in annual revenues.
  • Women own 26% of the 21 million companies and employee 9.2 million workers.
  • 23% of women out-earn their husbands.
  • Annual income in households headed by women grew 29% from 1993 to 2000.
  • Women make up only 25% of executives in the entertainment, cable and internet fields.
  • Fewer than 1 in 5 of the tenured faculty members at the nation's four-year public and private universities are women.
  • The majority of entering law students is women yet only 15% of judges and law firm partners are women; 5% of managing partners of large firms are women.
  • Only 5% of artists exhibited in museums are women

Basic Economics

  • The average woman's standard of living drops 45% in the year following a divorce, while a man's rises 15%.
  • The average woman's 401(k) is $11,000 compared to $25,000 for men.
  • 75% of all elderly Americans in poverty are women.
  • 85% of homeless families are headed by single mothers raising their children alone.

Young Women and Girls

  • Between 30-50% of female high school students report having already experienced teen dating violence. 81% of eighth graders through eleventh graders have experienced some form of sexual harassment.
  • Of 11-to-14 year old girls, 41% believe forced sex is acceptable if the boy "spent a lot of money" on the girl.

Violence Against Women

  • In a 1997 national survey, 24% of women between the ages of 18 and 65 had experienced domestic violence, 37% of whom reported that this abuse had an impact on their work performance.
  • Domestic violence cause 56% of them to be late for work at least five times a month, 27% to leave early at least four days a month, and 54% to miss at least three days of work a month.

In Government

  • 11,496 people have served in Congress since the founding of the country. Of those people, only 226 have been female.
  • There are presently 14 female senators of 100 and 62 congresswomen out of 435.
  • Only 8 of the States have a woman as Governor.

Watch an interview with 50/50 Leadership Chair Pauline Field as she talks about women's leadership and why we need leadership equality.

ACTIVELY INVOLVED
Ellen Snortland at the performance of her show...
..."Now That She's Gone"
Ellen with Gloria Steinem, Dolores Huerta, and
Helen LaKelly Hunt.
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