Ongoing gender obstacles have challenged millennial women from growing in the workplace and their careers, as they faced a corporate culture that favored men, preconceptions regarding gender stereotypes and sexism. Millennial women in the workplace have endured insufficient health care and the gendered pay gap.
Millennials are often called the happiest generation at work, though many graduated during the Great Recession and struggled to build their careers. Millennial women remain optimistic they can achieve a healthy work-life balance, with rewarding careers and fulfilling personal lives — and they should be.
Millennial women have so much to offer the workplace, and they are succeeding by promoting positive trends such as closing the gender gap and opening the lines of communication to push for success for their companies and themselves.
Nineties Girls Become Millennial Women Professionals And Rock The Workplace
Today’s young professional women have achieved goals in education, career and income that their mothers and grandmothers dared to dream and advocate for, moving beyond agreeable women’s work. Nurses become doctors. Girls who “should have” been playing with dolls ask what makes the world and its devices tick in biochemistry and coding.
Today’s young women are more likely to get a college degree than men. According to the Census Bureau, in 2015, women surpassed men 30.2% to 29.9% when it came to obtaining a bachelor’s degree. In 2005, those numbers were much less: Only 26% of women had a bachelor’s degree while 28.5% of men did.
Instead of blending in with the Old Boys Club, they put in the hard work and proved their value and worth. Though millennial women have pushed the boundaries of perceived differences between what women’s work and men’s work should look like, there’s still a way to go. Women in leadership are lacking, but female professionals aren’t afraid to color outside the lines.