Because it’s necessary. Women are underrepresented. Period. In C-Suites. In Congress. In just about any area that yields significant prestige, wealth, or power. A few stats:
Of the 195 independent countries in the world, only 17 are led by women.
Women hold just 22 percent of seats in parliaments globally.
In the United States? Of the 500,000+ elected offices, less than a 1/3 are held by women.
In one state, no woman has been elected to Congress.
In 22 states, women are less than 25% of the legislature.
24 states have never elected a female governor.
23 of the S&P 500 CEOs are women.
At RTL, we believe these numbers can change. And foundational knowledge is necessary to create positive and permanent change in our classrooms, workspaces, and elected offices. Whether its implicit gender bias training or a seminar on women’s history, education possesses the transformational power to bridge gaps of experience and understanding, increases the confidence of women, and inspires everyone to lean in.
RTL provides resources and trainings for corporations and classrooms to provide more inclusive workspaces and histories. Because, there’s no way to know where to go from here until we understand how we got here.
This year, we’ll be rolling out several lecture series on American women’s history, women’s suffrage, as well as updates and commentary on the latest, and most diverse, Congress in our history.