• While women are almost half of the U.S. labor force, they make up only 5% of CEOs and less than 10% of top earners in the S&P 500.

  • Women occupy only slightly more than a quarter of the top media executive officer positions at news companies worldwide.

  • Women earn more than half of all Ph.D. degrees, but make up less than half of tenure-track faculty.

  • Only 8% of investing partners at the top 100 venture firms globally are women.

Whether it's on the boards of America's Fortune 500 companies or the school boards in our local communities, women often do not have a seat at the table. In order to make a difference in our communities, companies, universities, and colleges, women must be equally represented.

Advocate for a mentoring network in your office, and create a network of support and sponsorship for employees that might be underrepresented. Celebrate organizations and workplaces on social media who create programs to close the gender gap.

It’s time to do more than just vote once a year. It’s time to support women, champion women, value women, and prioritize the issues that matter to them. Become an ally and start by raising your voice now. Together, we can advocate and work toward gender equality in our workplaces and our communities.