Submitted by Logan Harper, North Carolina, USA
Women today are making professional strides at an unprecedented level. They are more visible in top posts across the career spectrum – from Yahoo! CEO Marissa Meyer to outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Women are starting businesses at 1.5 times the national average, a 20 percent increase over the last decade. Women are also pursuing higher education in record numbers; women now hold more bachelors and graduate degrees than men.
There is still a disparity in earnings and leadership titles across genders, but there are more outspoken advocates of professional women than ever before. Notable leaders like Arianna Huffington, Sheryl Sandberg, Rachel Sklar, and Sarah Blakely help fuel this conversation in the media and champion for the advancement of women everywhere.
Check out this infographic from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Online MBA Program, MBA@UNC, to learn more from these women who lead:
About the Author
Logan Harper is the community manager for MPA@UNC, a top Masters of Public Administration program offered through UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as a contributor to the Online MPA Degrees. In addition to higher education, Logan is also passionate about travel, cooking, and public service.