Why Women Matter - THE definitive resource book with comprehensive data

NEW YORK, Oct. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Morgan James Publishing releases Women’s Quick Facts: Compelling Data on Why Women Matter by STEMconnector®. Facts tell the story; the numbers have an impact and extraordinary meaning. Women are the showcase of our economy and society, and this book is a significant resource on the case for women and their economic contribution. Gender equity is a major issue on all fronts. Women’s Quick Facts aggregates compelling facts with more than 310 organizations cited.

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Edie Fraser, CEO, STEMconnector® & Million Women Mentors, shared her words, “Women count. Use this book as a powerful accelerator and game-changer; how can we achieve total equity by 2050 if not before?”

In the corporate world, women hold only 19.9% of board seats, 5% of CEO positions and 21.1% of executive officials. Women represent 12% of CFOs, 17% of CTOs, 14% of CMOs and 48% of CHROs and yes, 76% of HR managers. Women entrepreneurs have started approximately 11.3 million businesses and generate over $1.6 trillion in revenue. Access to capital remains the growth issue in the U.S. and globally. In the U.S. only 4-10% of venture capital funds go to women. In the world of finance, just 9.4% of fund managers are women. Sweden and Norway lead the way with female representation in finance. Women investors have returns that are on average 12% higher than men. Technology is challenging. While women hold 57% of professional jobs, only 25% of computing workforce positions are held by women and 30% of the overall tech workforce. Women are, however, leading the way in social media as 68% of all women use social media, compared to 62% of all men.

Women and girls of color are far behind; yet STEM jobs are far closer to pay equity. 20% of current female high school students interested in a STEM discipline say they want to learn about mentoring and motivational programs to help prepare them for the future. And 1 in 10 female students interested in a STEM career report having a mentor in their lives. 65% of women who have been mentored go on to be mentors themselves. Million Women Mentors grows closer to reaching the 1 million commitment to mentor relationships pledged.
Many leaders step up and share their support:

“I applaud this book, Women's Quick Facts and urge all to use this information to build the case for the advancement of women and girls.” -- Lt. Governor of Iowa and Kim Reynolds, co-chair of the MWM.

“Knowledge makes us stronger and empowers us to take action. Walmart salutes the commitment through data and facts for women. We are proud to be part of Million Women Mentors and the Womens Quick Facts book." -- Karenann Terrell, CIO, Walmart.

“The worldwide release of Womens Quick Facts is a must have resource and mission critical to drive targeted enterprise growth enabled to more broadly deepen female diversity among the STEM talent pipeline and STEM workforce,” affirms Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter, SVP, Global R&D, PepsiCo.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Edie Fraser, please call Nickcole Watkins at 516.900.5674.

About STEMConnector®:
STEMconnector® is a consortium of companies, associations, societies, policy organizations, government entities, universities and academic institutions concerned with STEM education and the future of human capital. With several products and services, STEMconnector® is both a resource and a service, designed to link “all things STEM.” STEMconnector’s network includes organizations at the global, national, state and local levels. STEMconnector® focuses on the STEM workforce and jobs, with a particular emphasis on diversity and women. Our work spans the entire pipeline as the focus is skilled STEM talent for up to 5 million open jobs. To learn more, visit www.STEMconnector.org

About Million Women Mentors:
Million Women Mentors supports the engagement of one million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to succeed in careers. MWM is an initiative of STEMconnector® in collaboration with over 60+ partners reaching over 30 million girls and women, 52 corporate sponsors, and 37 state leadership teams. To learn more, visit http://millionwomenmentors.org/

More About This Title:
Women Quick Facts: Compelling Data on Why Women Matter by STEMconnector® will be released by Morgan James Publishing on October 5, 2016. Women Quick Facts—ISBN 9781683502265—has 276 pages and is being sold as a trade paperback for $18.95.

About Morgan James Publishing:
Morgan James Publishing (www.MorganJamesPublishing.com) provides entrepreneurs with the vital information, inspiration, and guidance they need to be successful. Morgan James Publishing, The Entrepreneurial Publisher™, has been recognized by Publisher’s Weekly for three years on their fast growing press list and is reported as being the future of publishing.

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