The Women Project is an online collaborative platform and in-person networking organization. Through our digital platform, social handles, events, workshops, and retreats, we are creating a movement that encourages and empowers women to join forces, collaborate, engage, and support each other all over the world.
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Around the Globe
The Women Project is expanding to over 100 cities worldwide by 2022.
Why is the women project needed?
- On average, women CEO's are paid an average of 11.5% less than their male counterparts.
- Women make just $0.78 for every dollar men make in the United States. For women of color, the situation is even worse: African American women earn 64 cents to a man’s dollar; American Indian women, 59 cents; and Hispanic women, just 54 cents.
- The World Economic Forum now estimates it will take 217 years, up from 170, to end gender-based disparities in pay and employment opportunities if the world continues at its current rate of progress (the United Nations, however, estimates it will take 100 years at the current rate of change). Either way, this is a horrific statistic.
- In the United States, 19.2% of board directors are women.
We need to change this.
Moving in the right direction
- Over the past nine years, women have started businesses five times the national average.
- Companies with boards that include at least 3 women with sustained representation on the board outperform those with no women board directors with 66% higher return on invested capital, 53% higher return on equity, and 42% higher return on sales.
- Just 1.2% of graduates from the class of 1965 at Harvard Business School were women. In 2017, that number reached 41%.