Women’s History Month fact of the day – March 30th & 31st

  • March 31st – In 2011, the number of women 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher was 31.4 million, more than the corresponding number for men at 30 million. Women held a larger share of high school diplomas (including equivalents), and associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. More men than women had a professional or doctoral degree.
[Source – http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb13-ff04.html
  • March 30th – Women and girls across America are benefiting from efforts to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees and careers because women who hold STEM degrees and jobs earn 30 percent more, on average, than women in non-STEM jobs.
[Source – http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/email-files/womens_report_final_for_print.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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