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Mount Presents Groundbreaking Report on the Status of Women

March 29, 2012 -- Mount Saint Mary’s University is releasing the Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California on at a special event March 29 in partnership with the California Commission on the Status of Women. This groundbreaking report, the first comprehensive look at the statistics on a statewide level, seeks to inspire deliberate steps that can be taken to address continuing gender inequities by shining a light on the 18.7 million women and girls who call California home – a group that comprises more than half of the state’s residents.

The report confirms that women are vastly underrepresented in elective office, scientific fields, partnership positions in law firms and the boardrooms of California, in spite of great strides in the last 100 years. By examining areas key to economic, political, social and physical well-being -- and an array of studies in these areas -- the report confirms the undeniable trend that women lag behind men in reaching positions of power.

The event is at capacity, and walk-ins cannot be accommodated. However, a copy of the report can be downloaded at http://statusofwomen.msmc.la.edu.

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