Women don't simply participate in the U.S. workforce. The contributions of women to industries and professions of all types now rival — and in some fields surpass — those of their male counterparts.
Consider these statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor: - 6 million women are in the U.S. workforce, representing almost 47% of all workers. - Three out of four women with children under the age of 18 are in the workforce. - Nearly four times as many women with children under the age of 18 are the sole earners for their households (40%) than their counterparts in 1960 (11%).