Honors Theses and Capstones

Date of Award

Fall 2013

Project Type

Senior Honors Thesis

College or School

WSBE

Department

Accounting and Finance

Program or Major

Business Administration with Dual Options in Accounting and Finance

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

First Advisor

John Hasseldine

Abstract

This paper explores the increase in participation and education of American women in the workforce with a special focus on women in business and accounting roles. The paper then goes on to discuss the wage gap between genders, how to remedy inequality in the workplace, and highlights several reasons why pursing a solution to gender inequality is beneficial for both the employee and the company.