The New Agenda is sponsoring a mentor exchange. This is an important part of building leadership among younger people. Can you help with The New Agenda’s program? Or continue with what you’re doing already. The suffragists demonstrated leadership in their “can do” attitude and persistence in seeing an issue through to its logical conclusion, which took 72 years. The suffragists were “there” for us. Let’s be “there” for them by carrying on their work of freedom and social justice.
To participate in the New Agenda’s mentoring program, find out more. Why? Because, as The New Agenda explains:
“This initiative also comes at a time when women are experiencing a widening promotion and pay gap. In 2011 for the first time in history, women surpassed men as recipients of college degrees. But according to a McKinsey report, 53% of entry level jobs are held by women today but the number declines to 37% for mid-management and even lower at 26% for senior level roles. In fields like corporate management and politics, men still occupy 84% and 83% of leadership roles, and women’s progress has stalled or is moving backwards. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that women still only earn 80 percent of what men do in annual salary and benefits.”