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  1. 1. A Woman’s Struggle By Blake Lee
  2. 3. The Struggle <ul><li>The goal: To emphasize the struggle of women in college and the workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>An equal working environment may create: </li></ul><ul><li>-Comfort </li></ul><ul><li>-Higher Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>-Peace of Mind </li></ul><ul><li>-A Valued Education </li></ul>
  3. 4. Why Learn About This? <ul><li>To educate the public of the continued injustice women face in college and the workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>To let the world know it is up to us to change it. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Why Education Is Important <ul><li>College graduates can earn nearly double the wages of high school graduates and GED recipients (World Education 2011). </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Study after study has taught us that there is no tool more effective for development than the empowerment of women” -- UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan (World Education 2011). </li></ul><ul><li>It gives hope for a mentally and financially better future. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Obtaining the Degree <ul><li>Common Misconceptions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The “Mrs. Degree” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Meet new people” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Truth: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some may want to find a husband </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most want financial independence and prosperity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal satisfaction </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Opposing Ideas? <ul><li>Examples of What Women Face When Desiring an </li></ul><ul><li>Education: </li></ul><ul><li>Ladies Against Feminism (LAF) say college is WRONG for Christian women. </li></ul><ul><li>Crosswalk.com says college is RIGHT for Christian women. </li></ul>
  7. 8. A Woman’s Desire to Work <ul><li>Working Creates: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confidence (Peach 2011). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-worth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A sense of contribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A valued education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A sense of independence </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. On The Contrary <ul><li>Adecco Group ’s American Workplace Insights Survey discovered that more than three quarters of women are working because they have to, not because they want to (Well Woman Blog 2011). </li></ul>
  9. 10. The Struggle at Work <ul><li>If Women DO Work: </li></ul><ul><li>Women are not taken seriously due to physical appearance (Sabedra 2011). </li></ul><ul><li>The Gender Issue: “Qualified women aren’t really taken as seriously as their male colleagues.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>–– Alice Adams, former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Maine Farmington (Harrin 2010). </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. The Struggle at Work (Cont’d) <ul><li>The Wage Gap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn (Willson 2010). See figure 1 on next slide. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ironically, more women hold advanced degree (Willson 2010). </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Visual Representation of Pay Gap Figure 1
  12. 13. What does this picture mean to you?
  13. 14. The Final Decision <ul><li>What is next? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep ignoring it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a change? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Despite their struggles: </li></ul><ul><li>** Since 1920 , women enrollment increased from 7.6% (Early College Women) to 43% in 2005 (Mathers and Dia 2011)** </li></ul><ul><li>Make it mean something! Make the workplace an equal and fair environment for men and women! </li></ul>
  14. 15. References <ul><li>Baucham, J. (2010, May 17). LAF/Beautiful Womanhood » Should Young Women Go to College? LAF/Beautiful Womanhood . Retrieved June 15, 2011, from http://www.ladiesagainstfeminism.com/biblical-womanhood/should-young-women-go-to-college-2/ </li></ul><ul><li>Davis, A. L. (2009, May 15). When Young Women go to College, Christian Women, Faith, Spiritual Life. Christian Living Resources, Jesus Christ, Bible Study, Faith in God . Retrieved June 15, 2011, from http://www.crosswalk.com/faith/women/when-young-women-go-to-college-11603636.html </li></ul><ul><li>Early College Women: Determined to be Educated. (n.d.). New Page 1 . Retrieved June 15, 2011, from http://www.northnet.org/stlawrenceaauw/college.htm </li></ul>
  15. 16. References Continued <ul><li>Harrin, E. (2010, December 04). 6 More tips for getting taken seriously at work. A Girl's Guide to Project Management — Project Management Musings for One and All . Retrieved June 15, 2011, from http://www.pm4girls.elizabeth-harrin.com/2010/04/6-more-tips-for-getting-taken-seriously-at-work/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mathers, M., & Adams, D. (n.d.). The Crossover in Female-Male College Enrollment Rates - Population Reference Bureau. Home - Population Reference Bureau . Retrieved June 15, 2011, from http://www.prb.org/Articles/2007/CrossoverinFemaleMaleCollegeEnrollmentRates.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Peach, D. (n.d.). What Do Women Really Want? Hundreds of Free Articles on Meeting, Attracting, and Dating Women - Tips and Advice . Retrieved June 15, 2011, from http://www.sosuave.com/articles/want.htm </li></ul>
  16. 17. References Continued <ul><li>Sabedra, M. (2011, May 17). Do I Look too Young to be Taken Seriously at Work? Career Advice and Life after College for Young Professional Women. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from http://www.mscareergirl.com/2011/05/17/do-i-look-too-young-to-be-taken-seriously-at-work/ </li></ul><ul><li>Survey: Most Women Work Because They Have To. (2009, May 8). Well Woman Blog . Retrieved June 14, 2011, from http://www.wellwomanblog.com/50226711/survey_most_women_work_because_they_have_to.php </li></ul><ul><li>Willson, K. (2010, November 8). Bridging the Gender Wage Gap: Knowing When and How to Ask For a Raise. Career Advice and Life after College for Young Professional Women. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from http://www.mscareergirl.com/2010/11/08/knowing-when-and-how-to-ask-for-a-raise/ </li></ul>
  17. 18. References Continued <ul><li>World Education - Girls' and Women's Education Initiative. (2011, June 15). Untitled . Retrieved June 15, 2011, from http://www.worlded.org/WEIInternet/gwe/index.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>World Education - Projects by Title - Search Results. (n.d.). Untitled . Retrieved June 15, 2011, from http://www.worlded.org/WEIInternet/projects/ListProjects.cfm?dblProjDescID=345 </li></ul>