Did You Know

Women with children are the sole or primary provider in 4 in 10 households. Pew Research

1 in 7 engineers is a woman.

Today’s young women are starting their careers better educated than their male counterparts.

Over the past 30 years young women entering the workforce have been closing the hourly wage gap reaching 93% that of their male counterparts up from 67% in 1980. Pew Research

NCES projection to 2020: 11% increase in enrollment of students under 25 while 20% increase in enrollment of students over 25.

Between 2011-2021 enrollment of females is expected to increase by 16% to 7% for males.

By 2015 it is predicted that 13.1 million females will be enrolled in higher education compared to 9.5 million males.

Presently 62% of adult students over 25 are women.

Adult student enrollment will exceed younger student enrollment in 15 years.

National goal is to increase the baccalaureate degree level from current 46.5% to 60%.

Women have a higher degree completion rate than men by 10%.

Welcome Invitation

For most of my career I have managed academic programs serving adult students. Throughout that career I have been impressed by highly motivated women who have overcome great obstacles to earn an education. This website is dedicated to their determination and success.

It is a way to give voice to the challenges they faced and the successes they achieved.You are invited to share the story of your journey by participating in the linked survey or by submitting your testimonial. Your responses will help build a database and provide a valuable resource for publication.

Your story will help inform decision-makers so they can help smooth the road for those women coming after you.

Thank you for your participation,
Patricia A. Brown Ed.D


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