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.