• Statistic 1:  “The findings clearly indicate that of the participating organizations, those in the top 20 percent of financial performance have 37% of their leaders as women and 12% of their leaders are high-potential women…Organizations in the bottom 20 percent count only 19% of their leaders as women, and 8% of their leaders as high-potential women.”
    • Citation from Center for Analytics and Behavioral Research (CABER)
  • Statistic 2:  A 2011 study found women have seen no employment growth in STEM jobs since 2000. Although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than 25% of STEM jobs.
    • Citation from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Report Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation
  • Statistic 3:  “Aggressive growth companies, such as those in high-tech industries claim a higher proportion of Millennials in leadership positions (30%) than organizations with cautious growth (25%) or no to low growth (21%). Companies that were more financially successful were also more likely to have a higher percentage of Millennial leaders.
    • *Financial performance is defined as a composite of profitability, earnings per share, 5-year rate of return to investors and stockholder equity, for publicly-traded companies where these data were available
    • Citation from Center for Analytics and Behavioral Research (CABER)
  • Statistic 4:  “6 out of 10 Bachelors degrees are earned by a female.”
    • Citation from Kate Prengaman, who presented at 2013 conference of the National Association of Science Writers
  • Statistic 5:  “Many academic sciences have a problem retaining women. Though they enter the disciplines in high numbers, many leave before they reach the post-doctorate or professor level. The lack of role models and mentors and professional demands that leave little time for family life have been cited as reasons.”
    • Citation from ‘Young Scientists Say They’re Sexually Abused In The Field’ by Kara Manke, July 17, 2014 published on NPR

For a Full Rundown of the Gender Gap in Science, see 2012 Published Report by UNESCO Institute for Statistics