23. The number of women-owned businesses grew by 21% from 2014 to 2019.
What’s even more encouraging is that the number of women of color owning a business has grown at a double pace in the same period by 43%, statistics show.
The overall number of new businesses grew by 9% in the same period.
24. 41% of women are reportedly engaged in the workplace.
At the same time, 43% of men feel engaged in their jobs. In comparison, 38% are disengaged in the workplace, with 21% being actively disengaged.
On the other side, men report disengagement at 38% as well, with 19% of them being entirely and actively disengaged.
25. 74% of women are more likely to be employed in informal and lower-paying jobs in sub-Saharan Africa compared to 61% of men.
Men vs Women in the workforce statistics in Africa generally show that women are more involved in the informal economy than men.
This leaves women exposed to many difficulties such as exploitation, extreme poverty, and almost no job security. Another complication is that most policy support programs on the continent that are supposed to help and assist people tend to exclude women.
26. Women hold 38% of managerial positions.
(LeanIn & McKinsey)
Conversely, 62% of all management positions were occupied by men in 2020—just one of many statistics highlighting gender inequality in the workplace.
The racial disparity is even more apparent, with Caucasian women holding 26% of all management jobs, compared to 12% of positions occupied by women of color.
27. 50% of women in senior positions stand up for gender equality in the workforce.
(LeanIn & McKinsey)
Only 40% of men in higher positions do the same. Women are also more likely to mentor other women in the workplace—38% of surveyed women are mentoring a female colleague, compared to 23% of men.
28. Per the latest available statistics in 2021, 50% of female engineers experienced gender discrimination in the workplace.
(Pew Social Trends)
For comparison, only 19% of men say they ever felt discriminated against because of their gender.
Aside from feeling discriminated, women also report it’s harder for them to succeed in STEM industries because of their gender.
29. 73% of women in the military reported inappropriate comments from their fellow service members.
Gender discrimination in the military is one of the most pressing issues servicewomen face, according to statistics.
Apart from encountering sexualized comments, 20% of military women reported being inappropriately touched, 8% were sexually assaulted, with 3% surviving rape.