Equality By The Numbers
Byline: Shannon Mouton
If a society is judged by its leadership, then what do these numbers say about the us?
How do they speak to our being the "land of the free and the home of the brave?"
51% - 157.2 million women in the United States (as of Oct. 1, 2010)
34% - 3 women sit on the Supreme Court
24% - 1,732 women serve in state legislatures (as of Aug. 29, 2011)
17% - 17 women serve in the Senate
17% - 72 women serve in the House of Representatives
12% - 6 women governors in the US
4% - 18 women CEOs at Fortune 500 companies
These numbers don't add up.