New CKH Book Club Guide Published; Here are Some Little Known Bad Facts

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DID YOU KNOW… Women lawyers earn less than their male counterparts at every level of a law firm? 4% less as associates 8% less as non-equity (junior) partners 13% less as equity (senior) partners The National Law Journal, Nov. 24, 2008 The percentage of women partners as partners (any level) in Chicago law offices was 19.31% at the end of 2007, after a three-year campaign to increase the percentage by the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women? “Firms See Increase in Number of Women Partners” by Lynne Marek www. Nov. 7, 2008 The median salary earned by women paralegal and legal assistants was 93% of that earned by male paralegals and legal assistants. “Being a lawyer and Male Makes you a Top Eanrner, Census Report Shows” by Debra Cassens Weiss ABA Journal Law News Now, Sept. 10, 2008; In 2006, a report by New York-based non-profit group Catalyst tallied the percentage of women on Fortune 500 corporate boards at 14.7 percent, up from 9.6 percent in 1995? “Despite Advances, Number of Women on Corporate Boards Remains Relatively Stagnant,” by Anya Sostek, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug. 25, 2006 In 2007, women comprised 46% of the total U.S. labor force and are projected to account for 47% of the labor force in 2016? In 2007. the median weekly earnings of women who were full-time wage and salary workers were $614, or 80 percent of men’s $766? Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment and Earnings, 2007 Annual Averages and the Monthly Labor Review, November 2007. Women represent 48 percent of all EEO-1 employment, but represent only 36.4 percent of officials and managers? Women make up 80.3 percent of office and clerical workers. Glass Ceilings: The Status of Women as Officials and Managers in the Private Sector The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Mar. 4, 2004

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