What Happens When Women Run the World?

From the C-Suite to the Senate, Women Leaders Put Gender Equality First

What would it take to achieve gender parity? How far are we from that goal?

The pay gap, one barometer of progress, hasn’t budged in a decade, according to a new study from the American Association of University Women. For every dollar earned by a man, a woman earns 79 cents. That chasm is considerably wider for black and Latino women, and for women with children.

Women who forge ahead face other challenges. In academia, in the male-dominated STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, instances of sexual harassment are …