GENDER PARITY NOW

New Report Reveals Staggering Gender and Racial Gaps in Massachusetts Education Leadership

The report, The Power Gap in Massachusetts K-12 Education, reviews 180 Massachusetts school districts with more than 1,500 students, showcasing a multitude of barriers that keep women and people of color from the superintendency.

 

Thank you to our panelists Karla Baehr, Co-Facilitator, Superintendent New Induction Program, Cheryl Watson-Harris, Superintendent, DeKalb, GA, and Cynthia Paris, Superintendent, Lawrence, MA.

Our Vision & Approach

The Women’s Power Gap Initiative aims to dramatically increase the number of women leaders, from a diverse set of backgrounds, across prominent sectors of the economy.

The Initiative conducts research to measure the extent of the power gap and propose solutions to reach gender parity and fair representation of people of color at the top.

Each sector study is accompanied by a public dialogue and community conversation that not only highlights the issue, but also offers successful practices and policies to increase representation and inclusion.

THE POWER GAP AMONG TOP EARNERS AT AMERICA'S ELITE UNIVERSITIES

BASELINE NOW

Women account for 51.5% of the U.S. population, but are severely underrepresented in leadership positions. We define the Women’s Power Gap as the percentage of women in leadership subtracted from the percentage of men. The WPG is highlighted in three industries below. In 2021, these gaps are NOT acceptable. Join the effort for Gender Parity Now.

 

The Women’s Power Gap (WPG) Initiative was created by the Eos Foundation in 2018 to dramatically increase the number of women from diverse backgrounds among CEO and C-suite leaders nationally. We conduct and commission actionable research on prominent sectors of the economy, and measure the extent of the power and wage gaps at the company or institutional level to highlight those making fast progress, and those falling behind. Each report is accompanied by a public dialogue and community conversation highlighting the issue and offering practices and policies to increase representation and inclusion. Past reports include The Women’s Power Gap in Massachusetts Higher Education: Study and Rankings and The Women’s Power Gap in Corporate Massachusetts.

In 2021, the WPG is taking our work national. The Power Gap Among Top Earners in America’s Elite Universities, to be released in February 2021, is the first of two reports in partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) examining compensation and top leadership among the country’s 130 major research universities (R1’s as defined by the Carnegie Classification). A follow-up report and ranking of women’s leadership and representation of women of color will be released in the fall of 2021.

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