Women are Infinitely Valuable in the Workplace

The numbers show what we already know

The statistics are memorable and often repeated: Women make 80 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts. Women lose an average of 4 percent of their lifetime earnings with the birth of each child. Thirty percent of women with bachelor’s degrees are “opting out” of the workforce with the birth of a child, a number that has been mostly unchanged for the past 30 years.

But what about the positive numbers, the ones that show what an integral part of the workforce and economy women really are? We dug around and found just that. So read on, and prepare to be inspired.

  • Sixty percent of women polled by Real Simple say they are more ambitious than their mothers; and 45 percent say they are more ambitious than their fathers.

What’s your favorite fact about women in the workplace? Tell us in the comments.