MSMC of Los Angeles on the Times Square PR Newswire
The Women’s College Coalition has embarked on a bold research agenda, the objective of which is to answer the question, “Why does the world need women’s colleges?” One dimension of this work – illuminating the factors that can impede or enhance the well-being and success of women and girls before, during, and after college – is best described through reports on the status of women and girls that Alverno College, Trinity Washington University, and Mount St. Mary’s College have released for Wisconsin, Metropolitan Washington DC area, and California, respectively. About these reports, Mary Meehan, president of Alverno College, said “The mission of a women’s college extends beyond the classroom. We have a responsibility to educate the community on issues impacting women and girls. We have a moral imperative to be a voice in the local and global communities as ways women contribute to our society. We have an obligation to create a culture committed to women and girls.”
Women earn college degrees at a higher rate than men in California, but men still have advantages in leadership roles and earning power, according to an analysis by Mount St. Mary's College.
March 29, 2012 By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
California women have made significant strides in recent years, obtaining college and graduate degrees at a higher rate than men, for instance, but they still lag their male counterparts when it comes to leadership roles, earning power, and proficiency in advanced science and math, a new report shows.
The analysis (Click Here to download 2012 MSMC Status of Girls) released Thursday, takes a wide-ranging look at how women and girls are faring across California. It points to recent achievements in some areas but highlights continuing inequities in many others, including women's low representation in elected office, in high-paying science and technology careers, and in the top ranks of the state's major public companies