Women: surpassing and supplanting

March is Women’s History Month.  Remember women fought for the the right to vote in the United States; and finally in 1920 the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed – only 92 years ago – giving us the right.  Although we experience many opportunities, they were hard won.  Imagine today without the right to vote, plus prevented from owning property, attending some colleges, and working in many professions.

Today, women have surpassed men in college attendance in all academic levels.  As a result, women are now supplanting men as the majority primary breadwinners in the United States.

As of the 2010 census, women outnumber men in the country: 157 million women to 151.8 million men.  Women over 85 years old more than outnumber men by half.

Revenue generated from the 7.8 million women owned businesses totaled $1.2 trillion, according to the 2007 survey.  And, 7.5 million people are employed by these women owned businesses.

Of the employed women 16 and older 40.6% worked in management and professional occupations compared to 34.2 % of employed men, according to the 2010 census.

More women were registered to vote than men in the 2010 election.




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