Women are an integral part of today’s workforce. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that women make up 46% of the total work force in the United States. Even though women make up a considerable portion of the work force, they still face discrimination in the work place.
Experts say that although gender bias in the workplace is much more subtle than it was decades ago, it is still present. Today, women still make 78 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn and women executives earn less than 72% of what men in similar positions earn. However, women face more challenges in the workplace than just equal pay.
Women worldwide are finding that the corporate culture does not allow enough flexibility for them to raise a family while also pursuing a career. As Full Frame contributor Sandra Hughes reports, many women are becoming entrepreneurs out of necessity. But the challenges don’t stop at just more flexibility in the work day.