“Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it…”
The National Diversity Council is Blazing Trails with the annual Women in Leadership Symposiums (WILS) commencing this March! This year we are kicking off the WILS World Tour in over 28 cities in the US and in countries such as Mexico, England, Chile and Argentina.
The Women in Leadership Symposiums bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to move higher in their organizations. This year’s WILS World Tour will kick off in Houston, Texas on March 1st. To attend the WILS nearest to you, be sure and visit our site wilsymposium.com.
You won’t want to miss it! In the meantime, check out these interesting facts about women and take a look our WILS trailer.
- When it comes to charitable giving, women are the group to watch. According to Fortune, women tend to give more to charity than men, at nearly every income bracket.
- The two highest IQ scores in recorded history belong to women.
- 30% of business in the U.S. are owned by women.
- Gender equality in the workplace could add $4.3 trillion to the U.S. economy by 2025.
- Over 200 women have run for President in the United States.
- One of the first women in the world to receive an academic degree and the very first to receive a PH.D did it in 1678 in Padua, Italy.
- The first female governor of a U.S. state was elected in 1924.
- Today’s human population is descended from twice as many women as men. About 80% of women reproduced whereas only h40% of men did.
- America’s first female mayor was elected in 1887. A group of men nominated her as a prank, but she won over 60% of the votes.
St Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.
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