Womxn constitute a majority in the United States, at 50.8% of the total U.S. population.
- They earn more than 57% of undergraduate degrees and 59% of all master’s degrees.
- They earn 48.5% of all law degrees and 47.5% of all medical degrees.
- They earn 38% of MBAs and other generalist degrees as well as 49% of specialized master’s degrees.
- They account for 47% of the U.S. labor force and 52.5% of the college-educated workforce.
Although they hold almost 52 percent of all management- and professional-level jobs, American womxn lag substantially behind men in terms of their representation in leadership positions. In a broad range of fields, their presence in top leadership positions—as equity law partners, medical school deans, and corporate executive officers—remains stuck at 5 percent to 20 percent.
*Statistics are excerpted from an updated version of “The Women’s Leadership Gap” factsheet by Judith Warner and Danielle Corley.
How do we address this? The following is a list of businesses owned by or with leadership teams comprised of over 50% womxn. By supporting womxn-owned and womxn-led businesses, you position the womxn leaders that helm the organizations below to change representational leadership in Kansas City.
At InnovateHER KC, we believe in lifting each other up and part of that is supporting each others’ businesses wherever we can. We’d really like to support you! To be included in this directory, complete the info below.