According to a government report, the number of women in managing positions only increased a lousy one percent (from 39 to 40 percent) between 2000 and 2007. This is especially ridiculous considering that women are now the majority in colleges and universities and comprise 46.8% of the labor force.
Nanette Fondas at the Ms. Magazine blog has a fitting acronym to explain why: W.O.M.E.N.
W- "Work-family spillover"
O-"lack of Open, flexible work options"
M-"Masculine model of the 'ideal' worker"
E-"Evaluations of performance punish use of flexible work policies"
N-"No time for activism"
To learn more about the meaning behind the acronym, read Nanette's full post here.