Women Will Get It Done

As of July 1st, six of the eight Ivy League School presidents will be women – Brown, Cornell, Penn, Columbia, Dartmouth, and Harvard. The outliers are Princeton and Yale, each of which has had a woman president in the past. (Thanks to Bob Werbel.)

This year, for the first time in history, the four leaders of the two congressional spending committees are women.

Kay Granger – R – TX – Chair of the House Appropriations Committee
Patty Murray – D – WA – President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate
Susan Collins – R – ME – Vice Chair Senate Appropriations Committee
Rosa DeLauro – D – CT – Ranking Member House Appropriations

Only 8 percent of companies have a female chief executive. A survey of nearly 500 companies found, that only 24% had female executives who were considered above the senior management level at all. Meanwhile, women comprised 50 percent of entry-level positions. [Politico’s The Long Game 2/9/23]

History was made right before kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday. For the first time in NFL history, the U.S. Navy flyover was piloted by all women, led by Lt. Peggy Dente. The event honors 50 years since women were allowed to be U.S. Navy pilots.