Gender Gap By The Numbers

TheWMarketplace was born out of one, urgent mission: to accelerate the closing of the economic gender gap by putting money directly in the pockets of women-owned and gender-balanced businesses. The gender gap is real and it has immediate impact on the health and welfare of women.

”We all need to make a commitment to celebrate women… and recognize that we are pushing forward for gender parity.”
Kate Isler, BeBold Now Founder and TheWMarketplace CEO

“Lack of progress in closing the Economic Participation and Opportunity gap leads to an extension of the time it will be needed to close (the overall gender) gap. At the slow speed experienced over the period 2006–2020, it will take 257 years to close this gap.” 
Source: World Economic Forum, Global Gender Gap Report 2020

  • Women in the United States not only aren’t in the top 10 countries for gender parity, but aren’t even in the top 30 or 40!

  • According to the World Economic Forum, women in the United States are losing ground in key areas, except for educational attainment.
There is no authentic conversation around gender parity unless we acknowledge the intersections of race, culture and identify.
Sharon Harris, BeBold Now