D.C. Area Boasts High Percentage of Female ExecsNationwide, only about 27 percent of companies have at least one female executive. But there are some places where the glass ceiling has been shattered by more women moving into power positions, and D.C. is one of them.
More Women Vets Are Homeless, But Housing Scarce Once primarily male veteran problems, homelessness and economic struggles are escalating among female veterans, whose numbers have grown during the past decade of U.S. wars while resources for them haven't kept up. The population of female veterans without permanent shelter has more than doubled in the last half-dozen years and may continue climbing now that the Iraq war has ended, sending women home with the same stresses as their male counterparts — plus some gender-specific ones that make them more susceptible to homelessness.

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