Today's Power United

Mission Statement
Through all times of struggles, maybe some, or many untold.
There’s been nothing stronger in this world than the unified power, as women.
Since the beginning it's true, there’s been many fights, many battles and are many left to be
endured.
But, as ideas and beliefs are changing, there’s one thing that has never changed and never will.
And that is the fight for our rights, our equality and our freedom to be equal to as men.
I encourage all to look back from today, and see the wonderful progress that’s been made.
My initiative today is to supply information, thought and insight on the changing lives of
women.
It was through hard work, dedication and perseverance that has made change possible.

Are men and women's roles in society changing?
by Molly Edmonds
Among the many news stories
dedicated to the recession that gripped
the United States in the late 2000s
were several pieces that asked whether
the economic downturn had led to a
change in traditional gender roles.
More than 80 percent of the jobs lost
during the recession had belonged to
men, which led to women holding the
majority of jobs in the United States
for the first time ever [source:
Rampell]. Men who lost their jobs
were employed in fields like
construction and finance, whereas the

women had been in slightly steadier fields like teaching and health care, fields where there will

always be a demand for workers. With their husbands unemployed, women would now take on
the role of breadwinner, while the men would take care of the home.
The tipping of the employment scales due to the recession isn't expected to be permanent, and
the recession wasn't the only catalyst in changing gender roles. Men and women's roles in society
have been changing for decades now. Traditionally, men have worked outside the home and
served as the sole breadwinner for the family. They held some of the most powerful jobs in
society, including doctor, lawyer and politician. Women, on the other hand, governed the
domestic sphere. They were expected to stay home, raise children and have an evening meal
waiting for their husbands. If they did work, it was as a secretary, a nurse or another
stereotypically female profession.
Women in the U.S. got one of their first tastes of the working world during World War II. The
men went to war, and the women went to the factories and offices. Though the women returned
to their homes after the war, they didn't remain there for long. The social changes of the 1960s
and 1970s caused a cultural revolution that found many women pursuing careers outside the
home. In recent years, more men have expressed a desire to take on the role of primary caregiver
to the children.
That doesn't mean these changes have been easy. Men have had to struggle with what
masculinity means to them if they're not the sole breadwinner. Women have to deal with making
less than men in wages and a difficult time advancing to the highest positions within a company.
Women are also subjected to the "Mommy Wars" -- a set of battles between working moms and
stay-at-home moms in which each side declares that the other side is irreparably harming their
children.
And while the recession may have forced more men to stay home, they didn't necessarily pick up
the bulk of the housework or childcare. The New York Times reported that unemployed dads
spent about as much time caring for their children as their working counterparts did; the laid-off
dads made finding a new job their foremost priority [source: Rampell]. This state of affairs is
probably not unfamiliar to working moms, who have long dealt with the so-called "second shift,"
in which they come home from their stint in the professional world only to spend just as much
time cooking, cleaning and caring for children.
Though change is still in the air, there's no doubt that men and women's roles have become less
strictly defined, and many families have made the male and female roles more egalitarian when it
comes to jobs, housework and childcare. (people.com)

Thoughts of Progression
by Kris McGowan

Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony was born February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts; She was brought up, raised and
bestowed great values from her parents who held long activist traditions.
As growing up she became very sensitive to treatment of women and the way they were treated. In the
1800's women were hindered and held back by tradition, when women in this era spoke up, it was really
frowned upon and hardly recognized. This in no way stopped Susan from acting and fighting for what
was right.
After teaching for 15 years, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She joined Right Movement in 1850,
dedicating her life to Woman Suffrage. During her time of protesting and activism she endure suffered
many injustices, opposition and even abuse. "She was hung in effigy, and in Syracuse her image was
dragged through the streets." (susanbanthonyhouse.org)
Susan was a pioneer in the fight for the equality of women. Through her hard work, determination and
sacrifice influenced the change in the view point and ideas of what women are capable of. It never was
easy fight, but, she was consistent and never back down from what she believed in. This was especially
impressive considering the tradition and stigma of their time.
Susan was a simple woman who felt and strived for something more. Looking at all she accomplished and
seeing how much different the world is today. Women are teachers, politicians, and business owners all
producing great influence in the world around us.
Even though it seems that the ultimate equality for women will never come, it's just a matter of time,
devotion and dedication. For continued change all the world is more Susan's. The everyday women of this
world: united, unified and strong preserving through the struggles that still exist today. The powers and
possibilities of women are limitless, the future is ours.

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Women Make All the Difference in
the World
by: Editors of ey.com
Emerging markets offer the best growth prospects for businesses after the global downturn of the
past few years. However, perhaps the biggest and most exciting new market of all is an
overlooked one: women.
Women are the largest emerging market in the world. Over the next decade, they will wield
enormous influence over politics, sport, business and society. In the next five years, the global
incomes of women will grow from US$13 trillion to US$18 trillion. That incremental US$5
trillion is almost twice the growth in GDP expected from China and India combined.

By the year 2028, women will control close to 75% of discretionary spending worldwide.
Women own about a third of all businesses in the world, and nearly half of those businesses are
in developing markets.
Women increasingly at the economic center

Between 2002 and 2007, women's income (globally) increased by nearly $4 trillion to $9.8
trillion. By 2017, women's income will jump by almost $6 trillion to $15.6 trillion.

Source: Boston Consulting Group
With the eyes of the world on the 2012 Olympics, it is impossible to ignore the great strides that
women have made in sport.
For the first time, women athletes from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei are participating in the
Olympics and the US Olympic team has more women delegates than men. Women also make up
more than 40% of the total number of athletes at the 2012 Games.
Nevertheless, the great potential of women has yet to be realized. In both developed and
emerging economies, women are underrepresented in leadership roles and in many aspects of
business, social and political life. Sport can be an energizing factor in society, yet in many
countries, women and girls do not have access to sporting activities and do not play a significant
part in sports' ruling bodies.
In business, the picture is just as unbalanced. For example, although the number of female CEOs
of Fortune 500 companies has doubled in the last decade, in 2012 it is still only 4% of the total.
In industrialized economies, just 11.1% of board directors are women, and in rapid-growth
markets, that number falls to 7.2%.
According to the World Economic Forum, "Female [corporate] employees tend to be
concentrated in entry or middle level positions — that is, the more senior the position, the lower
the percentage of women. … From the sample of the world's largest employers who answered
our survey, the average number of women holding the CEO-level position was a little less than
5%."

The missed opportunity is more striking in light of the difference that empowered women can
make to the world. Closing the gender gap enables both public and private sector organizations
to stoke measurable economic growth. (ey.com)

2014’s Best and Worst States for Women’s
Equality
by Richie Bernardo
Women’s rights in the United States have made leaps and bounds since the passage of the 19th
Amendment. Yet many women today still struggle to crack the proverbial glass ceiling. And it
doesn’t take a feminist to convince anyone that the gender gap in 21st-century America remains
disgracefully wide. In 2013, the U.S. failed to make the top 10 — or even the top 20 — of the
World Economic Forum’s list of the most gender-equal countries. In fact, the U.S. had fallen one
spot to No. 23 since 2012 and six spots since 2011 on the WEC’s annual Global Gender Gap
Index. Worse, it lagged behind developing nations — including Burundi, Lesotho, Nicaragua and
the Philippines — with primary areas of weakness in economic participation and political
empowerment.

Perhaps most apparent about the issue is how far gender inequality stretches in the American
workplace environment. Even with all their advances toward social equality thus far, women
continue to be disproportionately under-represented in leadership positions. This past March, the
Center for American Progress reported that women “are only 14.6 percent of executive officers,
8.1 percent of top earners, and 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs.” And though they comprise the
majority of the labor force in the financial services and health care industries, none are head
honchos of their companies.
Apart from unequal representation in executive leadership, salary inequity also has been central
to the gender gap debate. Few experts dispute the existence of an earnings gap between women
and men, but defining the issue in simple terms remains a challenge. Although the U.S. has
completely closed its gender education gap, about two-thirds of minimum-wage workers across
the country are female, according to the National Women’s Law Center. At a federal minimum
wage of $7.25 an hour, the NWLC points out, a full-time worker would earn only $14,500 a
year, placing a three-person family “thousands of dollars below the federal poverty line.”
Unfortunately, women still have too few voices in government to help them achieve full social
and economic equality in the near future.
In observance of Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, WalletHub crunched the numbers to gauge
the scope of gender-based disparities in each of the 50 U.S. states. We did so by examining 10
key metrics, ranging from the gap in the number of female and male executives to the disparity
between women’s and men’s life expectancy to the imbalance of their political representation.
By highlighting the most and least gender-egalitarian states, we hope to accomplish three goals:
help women find the best career opportunities, empower them to keep fighting for their rights
and encourage states to learn from one another. (wallethub.com)

Women Education
by Kris McGowan
Education has always been the key of success. Those who are educated get the ideal jobs, with
the best pay and have to most influence in life. Such influences that shape and change are world
as we know it. It's just such a shame how long women have been hindered in becoming the
successful person they were destined to be. Putting such restrictions on the possible success of
this world is equivalent of holding society and world we live in from it real potential.
It's been an unfair battle from the beginning, women living with such damaging and suppressive
and beliefs. A stigma you could say. From the earliest of the 1700's, women were thought of
less-than man or a man's helper. As kids of the 1700's boys and girls were taught separate,
learning different subject, catering to there so called role in society. Then at the end of that basic

education women would be done with school as men had the opportunity to further their
education.
Harvard was established 1636, following that other secondary school were emerging. Centuries
past waiting, fighting and standing up for the right of a college education. It was 1980 when
women were attending college as equal as men. (nwhm.org)
Looking at where we are in society today. Women have contributed a great deal in the shaping of
our country. It was Judith Sargent Murray, fighting for the education of women; Susan B
Anthony who formed the National Woman's Suffrage Association; Eleanor Roosevelt's influence
through the Democratic National Committee to appoint women to influential positions; Hillary
Clinton in her leading role in foreign relations. (history.net)
Could you imagine the world today if women had the same right to education as men, to have the
same rights of men? The world would most defiantly be entirely different, a better place a better
world. We may not be able to change the past, but, we certainly can change our future. What's
important for this world, the men of this world, is to learn from the past, stop obstructing women
potential. We are the future leaders of tomorrow, all working together to make the continuous
impact on the world around us.

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Assessment
In the creation of this magazine my goal was to present information on the progress that women
have made. With all progress and growth, hard work had to be put in. By talking about the
leading ladies of our past and the future was to give examples of how determination of
individuals can make a difference in the world; a difference for all. It's also important to look at
the emotional and encouraging aspect to the perseverance of the work put in, the struggles that
have been overcome. For there to be continuous change in the view and equality of women,
others need to stand up and further the fight. Every last person has the potential to be an
influence in future change and development.
When creating the advertisement I wanted to focus on the power of women. Women today are
leading in education; follow right behind in job and business growth. For continuous betterment;
education is going to be key-for-success.
From this magazine, I've learned how far women have come in history. They have overcome and
conquered many challenging. Women are the leaders of tomorrow. Nothing really has stood in
the way of their success.
Overall, this magazine and advertisement was acknowledging the great progress that has been
made. As each day passes, the rights and equality of women becomes another step closer to
absolute quality. It's only a matter of time before this won't be an issue. Until that day....

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"People - HowStuffWorks." HowStuffWorks. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov. 2014.
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