Recent stats show that women outnumber men in America as they make up 51% of the population. Yet for a good many years, men dominated the U.S. workforce. However, it appears the pandemic may have changed those numbers, according to the latest national Pew Research Report. Today more women are going to work or opening their own businesses.

For the first time in history, more women with college degrees now dominate the workforce in both the U.S. and Texas. The latest Pew numbers show that 31.3 million women in the workforce have a degree of some kind. At the same time, men's numbers are slipping down to 30.5 million men with a degree.

All that being said, there is bad news and good news. The bad news is that in Wallet-Hub's recent study findings, Texas ranked as one of the worst states for women in general. The Wallet Hub study took into consideration:

1-Median income for women (pay scale)

2-Womens' unemployment rate (adjusted for cost of living)

3-Job security (women employed from year to year)
4-Medical insurance (and unaffordability of doctor’s visits)
5-Number of women-owned businesses

6-High school graduation rate

7-Friendliness toward working mothers

8-Women’s equality

9-Number of women voting in the Presidential Election

10-Total number of females in the state age 18 or older

Source: Wallet-Hub.com.

While Texas may seem unfriendly towards females in some regards, the truth is that more and more women are choosing to move to Texas.

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I saved the best news for last. Texas is a GREAT state for woman-owned businesses. Riveter Entrepreneurship research revealed that "Texas is the Best State in America for Women Entrepreneurs". Here are the stats and findings:

LOOK: Here Is Why Texas Is Good For Woman-Owned Businesses

One final thought on the women of Texas and business. The Texas Tech Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) exist throughout Texas to assist women who want to open their own business.

If the trend continues I believe more women will be opening new businesses in Texas and succeeding.

LOOK: Milestones in women's history from the year you were born

Women have left marks on everything from entertainment and music to space exploration, athletics, and technology. Each passing year and new milestone makes it clear both how recent this history-making is in relation to the rest of the country, as well as how far we still need to go. The resulting timeline shows that women are constantly making history worthy of best-selling biographies and classroom textbooks; someone just needs to write about them.

Scroll through to find out when women in the U.S. and around the world won rights, the names of women who shattered the glass ceiling, and which country's women banded together to end a civil war.

Gallery Credit: Isabel Sepulveda

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