In partnership with PBWC, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University has curated six key metrics to help the PBWC chart progress in the campaign for gender equity. This “Equity Dashboard” will be updated annually as research is reported and progress is achieved.

 

Women make up 19% of the U.S. Congress1

Women as a percentage of Congress
19%

Source: Center for American Women in Politics

 


 

Among S&P 500 companies, women make up 4.6% of CEO’s, hold 19% of the board seats, and make up 25% of senior executives.2

Women CEOs at S&P 500
5%
Women on Board at S&P 500
19%
Women as Sr. Execs at S&P 500
25%

Source: Catalyst

 


 

In the U.S., women earn 78 cents to men’s dollar (up almost 2 cents since 2002)3

78
Cents earned by U.S. women compared to a man's dollar

Source: Institute for Women’s Policy Research, The Gender Wage Gap 2014 (March 2015)

 


 

In California, women make up 26% of the state legislature (which is the same percentage of seats held by women in 1999)4

Women as a percentage of CA state legislature
26%

Source: Center for American Women in Politics

 


 

Among the 400 largest companies headquartered in California, women hold 11.5% of board director and highest-paid executive positions. Only 14, of these companies have a woman CEO. A quarter of these companies have no women in the top positions.5

Women on Board/Exec at 400 largest CA companies
11.5%

Source: UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders: A Census of Women Directors and Highest-Paid Executives (2014-2015)

 


 

In Silicon Valley, men with a bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree earn between 52% and 61% more than women with the same level of education.6

Percent more money earned by male degree-holders
61%

Source: Joint Venture Silicon Valley, 2015 Silicon Valley Index

 


 

SOURCES:
1
http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/fast_facts/levels_of_office/documents/elective.pdf

2 http://www.catalyst.org/knowledge/women-sp-500-companies
3 http://www.iwpr.org/initiatives/pay-equity-and-discrimination/#publications
4 http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/fast_facts/resources/state_fact_sheets/CA.php
5 http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/sites/main/files/file-attachments/womenexecsummary_2014.pdf
6 http://siliconvalleyindicators.org/pdf/index2015.pdf