Women today are making professional strides at an unprecedented level. Women are starting businesses at 1.5 times the national average, a 20 percent increase over the last decade. Women are also pursuing higher education in record numbers; women now hold more bachelors and graduate degrees than men.
There is still a disparity in earnings and leadership titles across genders, but there are more outspoken advocates of professional women than ever before. Notable leaders like Arianna Huffington, Sheryl Sandberg, Rachel Sklar, and Sarah Blakely help fuel this conversation in the media and champion for the advancement of women everywhere.
2011 was a whirlwind year. And with the explosion of social media outlets like Twitter, it’s been exponentially easier for us to keep up with what’s been going on in the world. With everything from the Occupy Movement, to Osama bin Laden’s capture, to the passing of Apple’s leader, Steve Jobs, we’ve been able to stay informed and communicate with each other, down to the second.
Foreign exchange swaps – $1,8 trillion – 45%
Spot – $1,5 trillion – 37,5%
Outright forwards – $475 billions – 11,9%
Currency options – $207 billions – 5,2%
Currency swap – $43 billions – 1%
with other financial institutions (hedge funds, pension funds, central banks) – $1,9 trillion – 47,7%
with bank dealers – $1,5 trillion – 37,5%
with non-financial customers (corporations and governance) – $533 billions – 13,4%
private traders – $60 billions – 1,5%
One-third of today’s college students require remediation. Of those students, half will never receive a college degree. Clearly, something isn’t working. This infographic lays out the state of college readiness in the U.S., and explains why being prepared for college matters now more than ever.