By The Numbers - International Women's Day

By The Numbers - International Women's Day

Population

Number of women in the world: 3,552,441,239

Political Participation

Women serving in national legislature/parliament:

  • Rwanda is #1 with 64%
  • US is 60th out of 188 countries with 18%

Business Leadership

Women on Board – Industrialized Markets

  • Norway is #1 with women holding 36% of the seats on corporate boards
  • Japan is last (out of 23) with women holding 1.1% of the seats on corporate boards
  • United States – Tied with Australia with 14% (S&P 1500)

 Women in Senior Management

  • Highest: China, where women hold 51% of senior management roles
  • Lowest: Japan, where women hold 7% of senior management roles
  • United States: 20% (38th out of 45 countries)

Gender Wage Gap

  • Lowest Gender Wage Gap: New Zealand – $0.96 (women make $0.96 for ever $1 made by men)
  • Highest Wage Gap: South Korea – $0.63
  • US Wage Gap: $0.78

This information was first shared at The Women’s Book for International Women’s Day/Women’s History Month, 2014

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