Feb 062006
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

Barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen no more. Women are an increasingly stronger force in the realms of higher education and, consequently, their careers.

In 2000, 56 percent of undergraduates were women. Equal opportunities in education have allowed women to have more opportunities in the workforce. But, if women dominate in the world of higher education, why don't they dominate in the career world?

Even though they have made great strides, they are still behind in wages; women only earn 77 cents for every dollar that a man makes in Larimer County.

It is true that women have to take time off from work if they want to have kids, but that has nothing to do with their ability to succeed in their career.

Women and men are equally capable of running a business or running a household. It is time that an individual's skills, rather than the stereotypes of their gender, dictate how much money they make or how high they climb on the corporate ladder.

Hopefully women continue on this upward path until they have achieved absolute equality.

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