Meet The #Breadwinners
Today, over 40% of household breadwinners in the U.S. are women according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor -- and that number is only expected to grow. Additionally, women make up 30% of privately owned businesses and are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. The Breadwinner Project is focused on celebrating the rise of the female breadwinner in the U.S., highlighting a diverse group of 35 inspirational entrepreneur and executive women who are defining the next wave of breadwinners.
The wage gap and equal opportunities for women is not a "women's issue" - its an everyone issue.
#Breadwinners: Women Changing
the Face of Top Household Earners
“August 26th” marks Women’s Equality Day; a date selected to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, granting women the right to vote. It also marks the launch of the first ever #Breadwinners campaign.
#Breadwinners was conceived by Alisa Leonard, founder of Hello Q, to highlight women who are redefining success; women who are the primary household earners and who are changing the landscape and conversation around what it means to bring home the bacon.
"The highest wave floats all the boats - as female breadwinners we need to be that wave. I believe our greatest achievements can be to lift up other women, and in turn everyone." says Leonard.
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Beyond The Numbers:
Understanding The New
We know that over 40% of household breadwinners in the U.S. are now women. Our mission with The #Breadwinners Project is to go beyond the topline numbers and dive more deeply into understanding the diversity of women behind the numbers. Who are these women and what do they want and need in their professional and personal lives to thrive?
We are committed to driving innovative change that empowers women in the workforce. By taking a few minutes to participate in the The #Breadwinners Project Survey, you are helping inform and shape our collective understanding of "the 40%" and highlight opportunities for growth and change. Take the survey now!
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Building a Culture
by Marcia Mitchell and
Erika Velazquez Alpern
Last month, Erika Velazquez Alpern, CEO & Founder of Tactile, conducted a research project to uncover the needs and challenges women face in the workplace. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, achieving gender pay parity would add $4.3 trillion to the U.S. economy by 2025. Much of that progress must come from advancing gender equality in the workplace...