Women in Leadership

In Work, Education and Government

Zonta Advocates for Women’s Leadership + Gender Equality in the Workplace

Sustainable Development Goal No. 5 is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. While progress has been made, no country in the world has achieved gender equality.

    • According to recent data from some 90 countries, women devote on average roughly three times more hours a day to unpaid care and domestic work than men, limiting the time available for paid work, education and leisure and further reinforcing gender-based socioeconomic disadvantages.
    • Women are paid approximately 81 cents for every dollar a man makes.
    • Women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership. As of 1 January 2019, women’s representation in national Parliaments ranged from 0 to 61.3%, with the average standing at 24.2%.
    • While women represented 39% of world employment, only 27% of managerial positions in the world were occupied by women in 2018.

Zonta uSA Priorities

  1. Identify legislation and policy that advances women in the workforce. Key areas of focus are Child Care, Equal Pay and Paid Leave. We seek to support bi-partisan legislation. Clubs are asked to identify and support legislation in these areas at the State level.

  2. Use our advocacy voice to help progress women in senior leadership, board roles and in elected office.

Equal Pay

Equal Opportunity for Advancement – Managerial Leadership

Women on Boards

Women in Government

2023 Equal Pay Days

  • All Women’s Equal Pay Day is March 15. Women working full time and year round are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to a man who works full time and year round.

Working women in the US News and Updates

Equal Pay Day – All women 2024

The USA Caucus of Zonta International, representing over 8000 members in the US, has issued [...]

2024 Equal Pay Day Calendar

2024 Equal Pay Day Calendar Equal pay day is how far a woman has to [...]

Equal Pay Day for Native Women

The USA Caucus of Zonta International, representing over 8000 members in the US, has issued [...]

Equal Pay Day for Latina Women

The USA Caucus of Zonta International, representing over 8000 members in the US, has issued [...]

Pivotal Ventures Releases report on Tech Policies that Impact Success of BLNA Women

“Through a recent survey of more than 2,000 employees in technical roles, we identified cornerstone [...]

Equal Pay Day for Mothers

The USA Caucus of Zonta International, representing over 8000 members in the US, has issued [...]

Equal Pay Day for Black women

The USA Caucus of Zonta International, representing over 8000 members in the US, has issued [...]

Women still a small share of construction and manufacturing jobs | #JobsDay July 2023

Women still hold only 14 percent of jobs in the construction industry and 29 percent [...]

Additional Women at Work Resources: Research and Advocacy

Women and Covid;

The Burden of Covid-19 Pandemic on Women in the Workforce(PDF) – Rep Katie Porter US Congress

Women at Work in the US:

US Dept of Labor Statistics– Women’s Bureau reports.

Annual data, State Data, Trends over Time, Participation by occupation, Wages, Mothers and families and more.

Women at Work Statistics; Catalyst

Status of Women Data: Website with maps

Institute for Women’s Policy

Women in the C-Suites and on Boards

HBR: Research: Adding Women to the C-Suite Changes How Companies Think

Women In STEM

Society of Women Engineers: Public Policy

SWE Research on Women in Engineering

Association for Women in Science

Report by National Academies: Sexual Harassment in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Women In Law Enforcement

National Institute of Justices Report

Women in Politics

Center for American Women in Politics