Well, the hiring of women has only increased about 5%.
So, are employers really looking for who gets hired with what degree or is it irrelevant?
Take a look around the room — you're likely not alone in noticing the problem.
When Bridget Todd, co-host of the "Stuff Mom Never Told You" Podcast, got her first "grown-up" job, she struggled to find her voice on issues like this.
Male bosses repeating female employee's comments (to wider recognition).
But they can compound the larger problems women face in the office.I think employers have a sort of obligation to hire the women.The companies sometimes feel that if they don't hire enough women, a discrimination suit could arise and that would hurt not only the company financially, but their reputation as well.In almost every industry, women occupy a very small proportion of the higher-level positions. These are the words we've come up with to explain the sexist phenomena we see in the workplace. These seemingly tiny, everyday occurrences ("Feminist Fight Club" author Jessica Bennett calls them "subtle sexism") may not appear as urgent as a massive pay gap or Uber-level workplace harassment.If a woman vocalized an idea and it went unnoticed, other women would echo it until it was recognized."You want to be getting credit for what you bring to the table," Todd says."In organizations that I've worked at where it's heavily women, I haven't seen these problems persist," she says.Last year, I wanted to write a piece about sexism in Congress.I feel that for the most part, employers do look at the accomplishments of a future employee, regardless of gender.In the past, that might have been different, but today, an employer would hire a more highly skilled women worker, than an average male worker.