Business Gender Gap Statistics [Slideshow]

Just how big is the business gender gap? It’s not breaking news that women are offered fewer opportunities to advance into leadership roles in the business world. It’s also a well-known fact that women are often paid less than men for the same jobs. But what does the business gender gap look like in numbers?

This slideshow offers a variety of statistics related to the monetary and career-advancement challenges that women in business face because of the longstanding gender gap. Click the Next button above to navigate through the data and see the extent of the gender gap in numbers.

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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,,,, 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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