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Women's Empowerment Icons Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Pill
Date:5/6/2010

l Manager, Women's Healthcare, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.  "Tremendous strides have been made over the past five decades, and we are excited that this is just the beginning.  Bayer has a rich heritage of commitment to women's reproductive healthcare and is investing and innovating on all fronts in the contraceptive arena."

Fifty Years of Progression

The dynamic of today's workforce, academic institutions and families has changed dramatically since the introduction of the Pill.  As of 2009, women represented half of all U.S. workers and are the primary or co-breadwinners in nearly two-thirds of American families, according to The Shriver Report, a landmark study conducted by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress. This is a dramatic shift from just a generation ago, when women made up only one-third of all U.S. workers.(1)

Further, as a result of not having to shoulder all the economic demands of the family, men have been allowed to become more involved fathers than ever before. A 2008 study conducted by the Families and Work Institute found that fathers spend significantly more time with their children today than they did three decades ago.(2)

About Step Up Women's Network

Step Up Women's Network is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to connecting and advancing women.  By bridging communities of professional women through mentorship, networking and advancement, we ensure they have the opportunities they need to create a better future.  Connect with us at www.suwn.org.


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