Women’s History Month facts of the day – March 16th – March 19th

  • March 19th – As of November 30, 2012, the total number of active duty women in the military was 204,973. Of that total, 38,378 women were officers, and 164,021 were enlisted.
[Source – http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/]
  • March 18th – The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median weekly earnings of $699 in 2010. Women earned 81 percent of the median weekly earnings of their male counterparts ($824) in 2010.
[Source – http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpswom2010.pdf]
  • March 17th – The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 44 times between 1901 and 2012. Only one woman, Marie Curie, has been honored twice, with the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics and the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
[Source – http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/lists/women.html]
  • March 16th – According the U.S. Department of Education’s 2012 report, despite women’s gains in some nontraditional fields as a whole, the rate of female enrollment in certain career clusters remains at persistently low levels. In 2009–2010, females made up less than 25 percent of participants in science, technology, engineering, and math programs nationally.
[Source – http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/gender-equity-in-education.pdf] 

These facts were taken directly from a Defense Equal Opportunity management Institute Directorate of Research Development and Strategic Initiatives publication.  Additional facts will be posted throughout the month of March, 2013.

For more on Women’s History Month visit the Navy Personnel Command’s Women’s History Month Page

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