They’ve come a long way, baby.
In 1900, women workers were just 18 percent of the labor market in the United States. Today that number is edging up to the 50 percent mark. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, women now make up the majority of professional and service occupations. And, for the first time, women outnumbered men in finishing college and holding advanced degrees in 2011.
The Idaho Business Review recognizes women in business and annually applauds them, from public, private and charitable business sectors, giving credence to work ethic, innovation and balance. The IBR is proud to name the 50 Idaho Women of the Year for 2012 and honors these women and their commitment to excellence.
“This is the seventh year we have celebrated professional women for their achievements, as business leaders and community builders and for their forward thinking,” said Sean Evans, publisher and vice president of the Idaho Business Review.
This year, more than 180 nominations poured in from Moscow to Idaho Falls – 50 more than in 2011. Half finished the extensive application process and then were rated by past Women of the Year honorees. Each applicant was ranked on a scale of 1 – 5 (with 5 being the best) in four areas: professional achievements, leadership skills, community involvement and long-term goals.
McMillen is proud to have our Marketing Director, Marissa Emmons as a finalist.