March is Women’s History Month, and today is International Women’s Day. We are amazing!
Celebrating Women By the Numbers:
Today, 71% of moms with kids under 18 work outside of the home (all mom’s WORK lol). In 1975, fewer than 47% did. Once upon a time, the idea of women working outside of the home was frowned upon and most women who did so worked as maids, seamstresses, took in laundry or worked in one of the traditionally female fields. Today, more women not only work outside the home, but hold a wider variety of jobs, many making it to the top of fields traditionally dominated by men like science, medicine and technology.
In almost every country in the world, the life expectancy for women is higher than men. For virtually all causes of death at all ages, mortality rates are higher for men. Scientists aren’t entirely sure why this is the case, but believe it might have to do with the presence of estrogen in the body improving immune function.
Approximately 14% of active members in the U.S. armed forces today are women. In 1950, women comprised less than 2% of the U.S. military. Today, women play an active role in serving their country through military service, but many in years past would simply disguise themselves as men in order to gain access to the battlefield, including well-known examples like Frances Clayton in the American Civil War. Living in a military town like Pensacola, reminds us of this all the time, as so many of our service members PCS-ing in and out of the area are women. #whatmovesher #WomensHistoryMonth #womeninbusiness #workingmom #coldwellbankerrealty #sandrastewartcb