A new government report shows that women have made major strides in education; women are now more likely to graduate from high school and go to college than men. But those gains in education have yet to result in equal pay. Women still only earn 86 cents for every dollar a man makes.
Christine Romans sits down with Nicole Mason, the executive director of the Women of Color Policy Network at NYU, to find out why women are still being shortchanged – and what they can do to fight back.
The World Economic Forum releases it's annual Global Gender Gap Report for 2011 today. It measures the inequality between men and women with political, educational and economic opportunities. No country has yet to achieve gender equality, although research points to empowering women being the key to unlocking potential and stimulating economies.
Among the headlines this year: Women hold less than 20% of all national decision-making positions; India ranks lowest on gender parity of all the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). USA continues to improve on the list and UAE ranks highest in the Arab World with fast growth seen in Saudi Arabia.
American Morning talks to Saadia Zahidi, the Senior Director of the World Economic Forum, about what this means for gender equality around the world.