However, equality for women has not yet been achieved completely. In 2010, the share of women in decision-making bodies and on managing boards worldwide was at between 6 and 16 percent. As for politics, the United States does not even make it into the top twenty when it comes to female representatives in national government in 2016.
In 2013, the gender pay gap in the United States – defining the difference between wages for men and women doing the same job – was still very noticeable, with women earning less than men, regardless of whether or not they worked in male dominated occupations; the gender pay gap is clear in statistics on the most common occupations for men, as well as in statistics on the most common occupations for women. Globally speaking, the United States ranks quite highly on the Gender Gap Index, but still numerous countries across the world scored higher.