For a change of pace, today there will be no "profile" of a woman worth getting to know. Instead, I'm going to share a few thought-provoking statistics (thanks to Betsy Towner)....
- From 1479 till 1458 B.C. a female Pharaoh (Hatshepsut) reigned in Egypt
- The first woman to earn a medical degree, in 1849, was Elizabeth Blackwell
- Over 10 million women own businesses in the U.S.
- Women outrank men when it comes to earned college degrees by 58% to 42%
- In the 1900 Census, over one million women listed their occupation as "servant"
- In 2008, the highest paid woman in America was Safra Catz, the president of Oracle, who earned $42.5 million
- The different average weekly pay scale for a woman with only a high school diploma and one with a bachelor's degree or higher is $335.00
- In 1879, Belva Ann Lockwood was the first woman to practice law before the Supreme Court
- Almost 2 million women have served in the U.S. Military
- Women today earn 8o cents for every dollar earned by men for the same work
- In 2008, Ann Dunwoody was named the first four-star general
In closing, here's a quote from Greg Mortenson (more about him in blog # 38) the author of "Three Cups of Tea" and "Stones Into Schools": "We can drop bombs, surge troops, put in roads, computers or electricity, but unless the girls are educated, a society will never change."
Looking forward to your comments...