Edward Jones: Women Empowerment

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Joan Lunden

Joan's Blog / / October 05, 2016

I just got back from the Edward Jones Conference to celebrate all Brand Office Administrators. The audience was filled with women, so we had a great time talking about overcoming change in the workplace and women's empowerment.

It was so inspiring to be around these working women and it made think about how much the workforce has transformed due to the emergence of women. In 2010, we saw the number of females employed overtake the number of males employed for the first time ever. Right now, women make up just under half of the workforce. While the average female full-time worker only makes 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, the average working wife contributes close to have of her family's annual income. 

Today, higher education is also different. More women are earning college degrees than men in every single category; Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate. Even 4 out of the 8 Ivy League universities - Harvard, Brown, Penn and Princeton- have had female presidents in the past decade. 

And since 1960, 61 countries around the world have had a women lead their government, Argentina, Austria, Chile, England, Germany, Nepal, South Korea, and Switzerland, just to name a few. 

The women in attendance are making a huge impact on their company and their communities. Thank you for having me! 

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About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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