Gender Gap Statistics 2018

Gender Gap Statistics 2018

When we originally released this video, hateful comments and threats flooded in by the thousands. In order to protect the women in the video, we removed the video from YouTube. Afterward, courageous women and men took a stand and initiatives like #MeToo and #LeanIn took off, raising awareness about the Gender Gap. It’s important to know our intent isn’t man-hating — many who worked on this video are male; it’s to educate, empower and inspire. It’s not a ‘he’ or a ‘she’ thing, but a ‘we’ thing.

Top Gender Gap Statistics:

1. 170 years from now, women will earn as much as men (Source: World Economic Forum)

2. 170 years from now, 50% of bosses will be women (Source: World Economic Forum)

3. 9 out of 10 private equity executives are male (Source: MBS Intelligence)

4. Only 5% of Fortune 500 CEOS are female (Source: Fortune)

5. Female financial advisors make 42% less than men do in the exact same job (Source: Institute for Women’s Policy Research)

6. Only 17% of Silicon Valley [Google] tech workers are female (Source: EEOC)

7. Women worldwide are 25% less likely to have internet access (Source: Intel)

8. Replacing a woman’s name on a resume with a man’s name will increase her chances of getting hired (Source: Hays)

9. We [women] make up 60% of the workforce (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

10. Teams with women outperform teams without (Source: Harvard Kennedy School)

11. Companies with women on their board outperform all-male boards by 26% (Source:  Business Insider)

12. We [women] control 80% of the consumer buying power (Source: Gender Leadership Group)

13. 70% of college valedictorians are women (Source: Applerouth)

14. The youngest recipient ever of the Nobel Peace Prize was a girl (Source: USA Today)

About the Author: Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 49 countries.

His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs.

His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.
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