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March 8th is International Women's Day.
This year's theme is gender parity.

But, what is

Gender Parity?

Gender balanced

Value women's and men's contributions equally

Help women and girls achieve
their ambitions

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)

Equal pay

World Economic Forum predicts it will take 117 years to close the gap.


Equal pay

Closed only 3% in 10 years

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

Canada is the first to have a gender equal cabinet

“Because it's 2015.”

Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister