Statistics about women and girls
Career and Money
Only 7 percent of women negotiate their salaries when they first enter the workplace, in comparison to an astounding 57 percent of men that do
Emotional intelligence can also keep women from advocating for themselves and their business interests. In negotiations, it sometimes leads a woman to take an apologetic tone that works against her
Statistics show more women than men are now earning college degrees, more women than men are employed, and women are climbing the corporate ladder in record numbers. But the data also show a persistent wage gap, and very small percentages of women at the very top across multiple industries
Body Image and Self Esteem
A girl’s self-esteem is more strongly related to how she views her own body shape and body weight, than how much she actually weighs.
One of the main factors in teen promiscuity is self-esteem. When a teen has little or no self-confidence, he or she will use sex as a means to build confidence.
Low self-esteem is actually a thinking disorder in which an individual views himself as inadequate, unworthy, unlovable, and/or incompetent. Once formed, this negative view of self permeates every thought, producing faulty assumptions and ongoing self-defeating behavior.
Teens and Depression
About 20 percent of teens will experience teen depression before they reach adulthood
Teen depression can affect a teen regardless of gender, social background, income level, race, or school or other achievements.
30 percent of teens with depression also develop a substance abuse problem
Teenagers with depression are likely to have a smaller social circle and take advantage of fewer opportunities for education or careers