2012 Women in Business and the Gender Gap Research and Statistics

The year is almost over, and as we prepare to enter 2013, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the data that quantifies the gender gap that women in business face.

With that in mind, I went through all of the research-related articles published on Women on Business during 2012 and pulled together 20 articles that provide the most compelling data. Let’s hope the numbers continue to change for the positive in 2013 so companies hire and promote powerful, diverse teams and leaders.

  1. No Change for Women in Top Leadership at Fortune 500 Companies
  2. Women Offered Fewer Career Advancing “Hot Jobs” Than Men
  3. 10 Worst Paying States for Women
  4. Gender Wage Gap by the Numbers
  5. Women-Owned Businesses Employ More People Than Walmart and More
  6. Research Identifies “Green Ceiling” for Women Seeking IPO Investors
  7. Wage Gap Costs Women 92 Weeks of Food, 13 Months of Rent, and Nearly 3,000 Gallons of Gas
  8. Women in Technology
  9. Women Small Business Owners are America’s New Job Creators
  10. Women CEOs and the State of Female Executives
  11. No Change for Women in Top Leadership at Fortune 500 Companies
  12. Investing in Women
  13. How Big Is the Gender Wage Gap in Your State? Now You Can Find Out
  14. Sound Bites and Statistics from Women Business Leaders
  15. Fortune 500′s Record Number of Women CEOs Reaches 20
  16. Growth and Struggles of Women Owned Businesses
  17. Research Shows Startups Run by Women Are More Successful
  18. Gender Pay Gap Starts Immediately after College Graduation
  19. Putting Numbers to the Gender Gap of Women in Business Law
  20. Men and Women Corporate Directors Disagree on Boardroom Diversity

Please share links to your own content about research and data related to women in business that you published (or simply found to be very interesting) during 2012 in the comments below!

Susan Gunelius

Susan Gunelius is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Women on Business. She is a 20-year veteran of the marketing field and has authored ten books about marketing, branding, and social media, including the highly popular 30-Minute Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing for Dummies, Blogging All-in-One for Dummies and Kick-ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps. Susan’s marketing-related content can be found on Entrepreneur.com, Forbes.com, MSNBC.com, BusinessWeek.com, and more. Susan is President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications company. She has worked in corporate marketing roles and through client relationships with AT&T, HSBC, Citibank, Intuit, The New York Times, Cox Communications, and many more large and small companies around the world. Susan also speaks about marketing, branding and social media at events around the world and is frequently interviewed by television, online, radio, and print media organizations about these topics. She holds an MBA in Management and Strategy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

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