Women in Corporate Positions, Experiences of

During the latter half of the 20th century, the composition of the workforce became significantly more diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, and gender. More women are performing jobs that have traditionally been held by men, such as policing, firefighting, undertaking specialized manual labor, providing high-level medical care, and handling upper corporate management.

Since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the gap that exists between men and women in corporate positions in the United States has narrowed but at a slow pace. There are more women in the workplace, but the number of women in corporate positions is not linear with the total number of women in the workforce. While it is illegal to discriminate against women in the workplace, and not ...

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