Brianna White

Staff member
Jul 30, 2019
As gender equality in the workplace becomes the standard instead of the exception, a number of careers that were once open only to men are now seeing more diverse demographics among their workers. Improved access to education and professional opportunities means that more and more women are now doctors, lawyers, politicians, and a whole slew of other professionals.
Despite these improvements, certain fields remain dominated by only one gender. For example, the United States Department of Labor found that of the 74,000 crane and tower operators working in America in 2014, only 0.2% were women. Another field that’s experiencing a major discrepancy is human resources. In 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that 72% of HR managers were women; in 2017, reported that a whopping 86% of HR generalists were women.
So great is women’s presence in the field that John Sumser, a principal analyst for the blog HRExaminer, famously proclaimed that ‘HR is a 47-year-old white woman.
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