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The History of Women in the Workplace

The History of Women in the Workplace



For years,women's participation in the United States workforce was greatly limited.However,throughout the country's history,women have made great strides toward equality in the workplace.



2010

Obama signs for equal pay rights in the workplace which allows women to seek redress six months after receiving any discriminatory paycheck.



2009

90 women serve in the U.S. Congress.



1990

Women serve in combat for the first time,during the Gulf War.



1989

Women constitute more than 45% of employed persons in the United States with a small share of the decision-making jobs.



1986

The Supreme Court declares sexual harassment is a form of illegal employment discrimination.



Nearly 67% of women are expected to be a part of the workforce in 2015.



1903

Sally Ride is the first American woman in space.



mid 1900s

Women are earning 49% of all master's degrees and about 33% of all doctoral degrees.



1900s

17% of the total doctors in the United States are women.



1970

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act bans employment discrimination against pregnant women.



1970s

Women begin to flood colleges and grad schools,entering professions like medicine,law,dental and business.



IN 1970,more than 60% of women worked.



1968

The Supreme Court rules that women meeting the physical requirements can work in jobs that have previously been for men only.



1964

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bans discrimination in employment on the basis of race and sex.



1963

The Equal pay Act makes it illegal for employment to pay a woman less than a man for the same job,although women are still being paid 45% less than men.



1945

Eleanor Roosevelt is appointed to the United Nations and serves as chairman of its Commission on Human Rights.



1941

Nearly 7 million women enter the workforce,including 2 million in heavy industry,thanks to a shortage of workers during World War II.



in 1950,about 1 in 3 women participated in the workforce.



1920

Women's role in society is expanded as they enter the workforce during World War 1.



1917

Women win the right to vote.



1872

Congress passes a law to give female federal employees equal pay for equal work.



1765

The Daughters of Liberty becomes the first society of working women.



Less than 20% of women were a part of the workforce in 1900.

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