Women in Government: Now We Know Why the US is Losing SuperPower Status

Well, it’s no wonder that American businesses do not demonstrate equal representation of women in leadership ranks when you look at the Catalyst research on Women in Government.  The US is seriously behind other countries when it comes to women having a voice in leadership.  Check out this pictogram from Catalyst:

Percentage of Women in House of Representatives and Senate

Women in Government, Internationally

  • The U.S. is ranked at 69th in the world in terms of women’s representation in national legislatures or parliaments (tied with Turkmenistan) out 188 direct election countries (as of October 31, 2011), down from 57th in November 2004. Canada is tied with Australia for 38.
  • Rwanda is currently ranked first, followed by Andorra, Seychelles, Sweden, South Africa, Cuba, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Belgium, tied with the Netherlands.

Learn more and compare the US to other countries’ women in government leadership roles at Catalyst.
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