Women Will Get It Done

Women in the United States continue to earn less than men on average. Among full-time, year around workers in 2019, women’s median annual earning was 82% of men’s.

There is hope for change.

The gender gap is narrower among younger workers nationally and the gap varies according to geographical area.

In fact, in 22 of 250 U.S. metropolitan areas, women under the age of 30 earn the same amount or more than their male counterparts.

  • There are 10 metro areas where young women earn the most relative to young men – 120% to 102%.
  • 10 metro areas where young women earn the least relative to young men – 77% to 67%
  • 107 metro areas where young women earn between 99% to 90% of young men
    • 47% of young women working full time, year-round lived in these areas in 2019
  • 103 metro areas where young women earn between 89% to 80% of young men
  • 14 metro area where young women earn between 79% to 70% of young men
  • 4 metro areas where young women earn between 69% to 67% of young men

Keechant Sewell, sworn in as New York City’s police commissioner in January, is the first woman to lead the largest police force in the nation. [NYT 2/26/22]

For the first time since its debut 40 years ago, the N.C.A.A. Division 1
Women’s basketball tournament will be officially call “March Madness” – the term that, until last fall, was reserved exclusively for the men’s tournament. [NYT 2/26/22]

Kristin Crowley will be Los Angeles’ first female and openly gay fire chief. [3/1/22]

Meta Platforms’ CFO Sheryl Sandberg has some thoughts on how the global situation might be different if more women ran the world’s countries. In an interview with CNBC Sandberg said, “No two countries run by women would ever go to war.”