2013 Women in Business and the Gender Gap Statistics

January 2, 2014 by Susan Gunelius
Statistics, Facts & Research

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A new year has begun, so let’s take some time to review what happened for women in business and the gender pay gap during 2013.

As I did in 2012, I went through the research-related articles published on Women on Business during 2013, and selected a collection of articles that provide a great overview of how the business world looked for women throughout the year. Follow the preceding link to see the 2012 stats, and check out the articles below for all of the 2013 stats.

  1. No Progress for Women in Business Says 2013 Census of Fortune 500
  2. The Rise of Women as Primary Breadwinners [Infographic]
  3. How the Lack of Diversity in Leadership is Hurting Companies
  4. Just 4 out of 10 Male Senior Executives Believe More Women are Needed in Senior Positions
  5. 2013 Women on Boards Survey Finds the Gender Gap Closed 1.7% Since 2009
  6. Mothers are Now Primary Breadwinners in 4 out of 10 U.S. Households
  7. S&P 500 Board of Directors Demographics and Wish List
  8. The Gender Pay Gap from 1970-2013 [Infographic]
  9. 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses [Infographic]
  10. Just 16.9% of Silicon Valley Companies Have Women Board Members

Let’s hope there is more progress toward board member and leadership diversity as well as progress toward closing the gender pay gap in 2014.

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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