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March 8th is International Women's Day.
This year's theme is gender parity.
But, what is
Value women's and men's contributions equally
Help women and girls achieve
Globally, there are fewer women than men in science, technology, engineering and math – also known as STEM careers.
Female science undergraduates are regarded as less competent than male students.
Professors are less likely to offer women candidates mentoring or a job.
Yale study 2012
Only 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women.
In 2014, only 16% of S&P 1500 board seats were held by women.
(Less than the proportion of seats held by directors named John, Robert, James and William)
World Economic Forum predicts it will take 117 years to close the gap.
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in its Global Gender Report 2015, the economic gap between men and women has closed by a tiny 3% over the past decade.
Only 11 women serve as a head of state
Only 22% of all national parliamentarians are female
“Because it's 2015.”
Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister