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While there many interviews with Finnish Americans from the Great Lakes Region, the scope of the project also included people from other communities and ethnic groups, and includes clergy, lawmen, doctors, and business leaders such as William Parsons Todd of the Quincy Mining Company.

For example, the American Medical Association, founded in 1846, barred women from membership.

Hire an equal number of women into employer-sponsored training and education programs that will prepare them in higher paying, technology-related positions.

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Additionally, while we are making progress, as a society, the statistics I have seen show the percentage of women moving into education for high technology and hard science careers declining in 2002. (See the Wired News article below, as an example.

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In 1944, a study showed that 80% of working women wanted to keep their jobs.
"Despite the fact that the post-war world appeared to favor stay-at-home moms, some women remained active in the workplace," including in politics (i.e.

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An increasing number of colleges are enrolling more women than men in their medical schools. "Women comprised just over 45 percent of applicants and new students at U.S. medical schools in 1999-2000. The proportion of women medical residents increased from 28 percent of all residents in 1989 to 38 percent in 1999 according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Women in US Academic Medicine Statistics 1999-2000."

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"'They knew the work was temporary and feared they would never have the opportunity to achieve certain desires if they did not take advantage of the present need for workers.'" -Eleanor Roosevelt, August 1944 "Women's visibility in and their contribution to the workplace meant they gained respect and were recognized as workers who had been essential to the country's survival." 1940-1945: The percentage of working women increased from 25% to 36%
1945: ~20 million working women
The percentage of working African American women increased from 7.3% to 18.6%
"In some cases, women earned enough to support husbands who were wounded or ill." "Fear of recession and lack of jobs fueled the argument for the restoration of the family.

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"Nearly three-fourths (72 percent) of minority women-owned firms operated in the services (531,532 firms) and retail trade (133,924 firms) industries. Firms owned by minority women recorded total sales and receipts of $84.7 billion in 1997. Those owned by Asian and Pacific Islander women earned $38.1 billion; Hispanic women, $27.3 billion; black women, $13.6 billion; and American Indian and women, $6.8 billion."


Catalyst, which monitors the progress of women in the workplace, reported that as of 1998, only 2.7 percent of the highest-paid officers at Fortune 500 companies were women. Women continue to dominate lower paying domestic, clerical support, and administrative-type occupations.