Working Women Closing in on the Glass Ceiling According to Infographic

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United States unemployment has dropped to its lowest point in three-and-a-half years, so to celebrate, has launched a new infographic that takes a look at women contributors to the economy and how, despite lingering compensation inequalities, more women are joining high-paying fields like business and medicine.

As women continue to excel, gender inequality in the work place will hopefully become a non-issue., a digital resource for online education from kindergarten to graduate school, recently launched “Women at Work,” an in-depth look at the growing prominence and influence of female professionals. The infographic shows that by 2018, 78 million women are projected to enter the workforce and in 2009, 10 percent of women over 25 held an education beyond a bachelor’s degree, compared to only 1.7 percent in 1960.

“Women are engaging in higher education as well as holding senior positions in the workplace more than ever before,” said Seth Restaino, spokesperson. “As women continue to excel, gender inequality in the work place will hopefully become a non-issue.”

In addition to showing the success of women in the workplace, the infographic also shows where improvements can be made. For example, in 2010, women earned 81 percent of men’s median weekly wages, despite an increased presence in industries like computer engineering and in “C-level” executive positions. Using information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Women at Work” also shows that the most common occupations for women in 2010 included a number of “stereotypical” professional roles such as secretaries, nurses, and teachers.

“Our research uncovered that a number of inequalities still exist for women in the workplace,” said Restaino. “But there are some really positive signs with more women pursuing advanced education and entering higher-paying fields.”

For information related to the leading ladies of the work world, such as “Wonder Women: A look at the World’s Most Powerful Women List,” online schooling, and other education news, follow @OnlineSchools on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

Launched in 2011, provides a searchable directory of accredited schools serving current and potential online students at every grade level. The site advocates online learning and supports parents and students as they progress from one educational decision point to the next. is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: QNST), one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. The company is a leader in visitor friendly marketing practices. For more information, please visit


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