April '20

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rv-pro.com April 2020 • RV PRO • 77 Additionally, the proportion of women who have college degrees has increased fourfold since 1970, from 11 percent to more than 40 percent currently. According to a report by Pew Research (compiling information gathered by the BLS), women ages 25 and older now account for more than half of the college-educated work- force (50.2 percent), up 11 percent over the past 20 years. Within the RV industry, the percentage of women who are employed across all sectors is about 26 percent, but in the RV manufacturing segment, only 20 percent of the workforce is comprised of women, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. One sector that exceeds the remainder of the industry is RV parks and campgrounds, where 41 percent of the workforce is women (see Figure 1 on page 76). These figures indicate that the RV industry is lagging some of the other industries and sectors in terms of the per- centage of women who are participating, and falls below overall representation in Figure 2 Representation of Women Overall RV Other RV Women Men Manufacturers Sectors 19% 25% 31% 38% 15% 21% 20% 26% 12% 12% ■ Similar Companies ■ Other Industries Members of the RV Women's Alliance stated vision is to elevate the roles and contributions women make to the RV industry by promoting diversity and providing programs, resources and a collaborative environment. RVWA members are pictured with U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R.-Ind., (center) at an RVWA event during last year's Elkhart Open House Week. 85-6121 / 02.20 Time Tested • Time Proven HELPS PREVENT TRAILER SWAY, BODY ROLL, CHUCKING & BRAKE LOCKUP. IMPROVES TOWABILITY & TRAILER LIFE.

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