Only 4.6 percent of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies are held by women.
Only 19.2 percent of board positions at S&P 500 companies are held by women.
Only 25 percent of executive or senior level management positions are held by women.
Only 25 percent of women believe their workplace is a meritocracy.
“What’s Holding Women Back” Wall Street Journal, September 30, 2015, article explaining survey by LeanIn.org and McKinsey and Co.
47 percent of law school students and law school graduates are women.
Women make up 34 percent of all American attorneys.
However, only 20 percent of all private practice partners are women.
Only 17 percent of all equity partners are women.
Only 21 percent of general counsels to Fortune 500 companies are women.
Only 20 percent of law school deans are women.
Only 24 percent of federal judges are women.
Only 33 percent of circuit court of appeals judges are women.
And –thanks to Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan — 33 percent of the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court are women.
“A Current Glance at Women in the Law, July 2014” an annual study done by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession.
47 percent of medical students are women.
46 percent of residents are women.
Only 34 percent of physicians and surgeons are women. while 91 percent of registered nurses are women.
Only 38 percent of full-time faculty at medical schools are women.
Only 16 percent of deans of medical schools are women.
Gender segregation remains marked in specialties.
Only 19 percent of all surgeons are women.
Only 5 percent of neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons are women.
“The State of Women in Academic Medicine: The Pipeline and Pathways to Leadership, 2013-2014” the Association of American Medical Colleges.
“Medical Professions: The Status of Women and Men” by the Center for Research on Gender in Professions.
“Don’t Quit This Day Job” The New York Times, June 11, 2011.
“Female Surgeons Say Explicit Bias is Rare, but Subtler Obstacles Still Exist in Boston” Boston Globe, February 25, 2013
Only 4 percent of the nation’s top-grossing films were directed by women over the last 12 years. In May 2015, the ACLU asked state and federal agencies to investigate Hollywood studios’ hiring practices.
Only 1.9 percent of the 100 top-grossing films in 2013 and 2014 were directed by women.
Only 14 percent of 3,500 TV episodes broadcast in 2013 and 2014 were directed by women.
Only 12 percent of the protagonists in 2014’s top grossing films were women.
Only 30 percent of the 2014 films’ speaking roles went to women.
Only 25 percent of creators, directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and directors of photography working in broadcast, cable and Netflix programs are women.
58 percent of female film characters were identified by their personal roles, such as mother, compared to 31 percent for men.
“ACLU, Citing Bias Against Women, Wants Inquiry into Hollywood’s Hiring Practices” The New York Times, May 12, 2015
“Study Finds Fewer Lead Roles for Women in Hollywood” Variety, Feb. 29, 2015
“Boxed In: Portrayal of Female Characters and Employment of Behind-the Scenes Women in 2014-2015 Prime Time Television” the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film.