It’s no secret that the U.S. is a gender-biased country.
The country is one of the most highly gendered societies in the world.
But the reality is that in the U, men and women work very differently.
There are literally thousands of jobs that are entirely female-dominated, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The majority of jobs in the private sector are female-led.
Men and women earn about equal pay for equal work.
There is no gender pay gap.
The reality is the gender wage gap is still much smaller than that of men.
The myth of the female-only workplace is a myth.
There’s no gender wage inequality in the workforce.
Women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes.
The Myth: There are no female-owned businesses, no female CEOs, and no female founders in America.
This is a lie.
According to a 2015 study by the Center for Women and Politics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, there are more than 5,000 female-run companies, with over half of them in the health care and finance industries.
The study also found that the gender pay gaps in America are much larger than the gender gaps in the work force.
Women still hold a majority of leadership positions in the finance and insurance industries, and only 38 percent of Fortune 500 companies are women.
And in the banking and insurance sectors, the ratio of female-to-male CEOs is closer to 10 to 1.
These numbers are stark evidence that the majority of female leaders in America still hold important positions.
And yet, there’s a big disconnect between the public perception of gender in the workplace and the reality of what is actually happening.
In reality, the gender gap in the American workforce is actually much smaller and much more pronounced than most people are willing to admit.
The fact is, when it comes to female-driven businesses, there is actually a huge gap.
For example, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics, female-headed businesses are a mere 5.4 percent of all American businesses.
In fact, only about 1 in every 1,000 companies are run by women.
Yet the majority are run with male-led leadership, and the gender imbalance is even worse than this.
According the Uphold Women’s Business and Entrepreneurship Project, a nonprofit that researches and advocates for women in business, just 5.5 percent of the businesses that make up the Fortune 500 are run exclusively by women, with the remainder run by men.
In the private equity industry, this number is even higher: 6.7 percent of private equity companies are female.
These statistics paint a stark reality that many of us struggle to accept.
Yet, this isn’t just a women-centric issue.
The gender gap is a real one, as is the pay gap, which is much larger and more profound.
What’s behind these realities?
For starters, according a 2015 Brookings Institution report titled, “The Gender Gap in the Workplace: A Tale of Two Societies,” there are a variety of factors at play.
In addition to the wage gap, a study published in the Journal of Applied Economics in 2015 found that men tend to be more aggressive in hiring, take on less responsibility, and commit more financial risk in the pursuit of higher-paying jobs.
These factors are not simply due to a lack of skill, experience, or experience, as many argue, they also reflect a wider societal bias against women.
The report also noted that men were more likely to be less confident in their ability to find a suitable partner, to be willing to take on more risk in an effort to obtain a better wage, and to be able to make more in an industry where women earn less than men.
These are just a few of the many reasons that the average woman is unlikely to succeed in the fields of technology and finance, which are traditionally held up as the fields where women are more likely than men to succeed.
According a 2015 U.K. study titled “Women’s Earnings and the Gender Wage Gap,” women in STEM fields earn 77 percent less than their male counterparts, and even when they are in the same industry, women make less than a third of the total salaries.
As for the pay disparity in healthcare, a 2016 study conducted by the Brookings Institution found that women in the healthcare industry make 73 percent less money than men, but that the gap is even larger.
In a 2016 paper titled, Gender Pay Gap and Health Care, the Brookings Institute found that “the gap between women and men in healthcare is roughly as wide as in the overall labor market, but is much narrower for female workers, in whom earnings are more modestly more comparable to those of men.”
And yet these realities do not change the fact that men and boys are still held back.
According this 2014 study, men account for 82 percent of doctors and surgeons and 78 percent