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Infographic: The Gender Pay Gap Visualized | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

This chart shows the impact the gender pay gap has on women of different races and ethnicities in the U.S.  For every dollar white, non-Hispanic men earned in 2021,  Asian women earned 92 cents, Women overall earned 84 cents, Black women earned 67 cents, Native American women earned 57 cents, and Latina/Hispanic women earned 57 cents.   To earn what white, non-Hispanic men earned in 2021, women overall would have to work until March 14, 2022; Black women until July 27, 2022; Latina women until October 5, 2022; and Native American women until November 30, 2022.

Infographic: Which Countries Have Been Female-Led? | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

This chart shows the number of female heads of state or government from 1946 to 2023 by country.  New Zealand is among the countries which have had the most elected female heads of state and/or government after 1946. Before Ardern, the National Party's Jenny Shipley led the country between 1997 and 1999, followed by Labour's Helen Clark between 1999 and 2008. Female country leaders have existed on all continents, but Europe is generally the region with the highest concentration of female-led and repeatedly female-led nations. All the countries which have had three or more female leaders (with the exceptions of New Zealand and India) are located there. The one which has had the most females at the helm is Switzerland. The country counts five former female presidents of the Swiss Confederation, but has an advantage because the presidents' terms are limited to one year. Finland follows with four female prime ministers or presidents, including current premier Sanna Marin. Iceland has counted three female leaders. One of them, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, was the world's first female elected president. She stayed in office for 16 years from 1980 to 1996. The source counts women who have served as heads of government, heads of state or a combination of the two, except when the position was temporary, purely honorary or was filled by a monarch or appointed by one.

Infographic: The U.S. Remains Light-Years Behind in Maternity Leave | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

This chart shows the total weeks of paid leave available to mothers (full-rate equivalent).  Total weeks of paid maternity and parental/home care leave available to mothers in 2020: Estonia 82 weeks; Slovakia 69 weeks; Turkey 53 weeks; Germany 43 weeks; Japan 36 weeks; South Korea 28 weeks; Canada 26 weeks; France 19 weeks; Spain 16 weeks; Great Britain 12 weeks; Australia 8 weeks; United States 0 weeks.

Infographic: Gender Gap Persists in U.S. Universities' Leadership | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

This chart shows how men continue to get the top jobs in U.S. universities.  Women have earned the majority of Bachelor’s degrees for the last 40 years; the majority of Master’s degrees for the last 35 years; and the majority of Doctoral degrees for the last 15 years.  The share of men and women in the following leadership positions in U.S. universities is as follows:  Presidents: 75% men, 17% men of color, 21% women, 5% women of color.  Academic deans: 61% men, 15% men of color, 39% women, 8% women of color.  Tenured full professors: 73% men, 15% men of color, 26% women, 5% women of color.

Infographic: When Countries Granted Women The Right To Vote | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

This chart shows the year nations allowed women to vote in national elections.  New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to grant women the right to vote in parliamentary elections when its governor, Lord Glasgow, signed the Electoral Act into law on September 19, 1893. Between that year and 1960, a further 128 countries granted women the right to vote including all but six European countries. Some of the European governments that allowed universal suffrage after 1960 include Switzerland in 1960 and Portugal in 1976. In line with sweeping European decolonization, 80 percent of countries in Africa granted women the right to vote between 1950 and 1975. More recent examples of countries that made the move to allow women to vote include Kuwait (2005) and the United Arab Emirates (2006).

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