Facts and figures on females from throughout the world.
By Kati Neuman, Illustration by Jessica Wetterer
Nearly 1 Million Followers
Fans rejoiced when Julia Roberts joined Instagram this summer. The Oscar-winning actress has already amassed nearly a million followers and is using the platform to advocate for the Break Bread Not Families campaign, which addresses the humanitarian crisis that arose after the zero-tolerance immigration policy was enacted.
Since 1975, the number of women in state legislatures has risen from 8 percent to 25 percent, according to The New York Times. As of now, 37 percent of Democratic state lawmakers and 17 percent of Republican state lawmakers are women.
More Than $2,000
After undergoing a mastectomy, many women choose to get realistic nipple tattoos as a way of reclaiming their bodies after beating breast cancer. The cost for a 3-D nipple tattoo or scar- concealing mastectomy tattoo can range anywhere from $200 to more than $2,000, depending on the complexity of the artwork. Pink Ink Fund, a nonprofit founded by tattoo artist Amy Black, raises money for breast-cancer survivors who cannot otherwise pay for this artistic form of healing.
12 Years Old
Ibtihaj Muhammad was 12 years old when she began fencing, and in 2016, she became the first woman on Team USA to compete in the Olympics while wearing a hijab. Her new memoir, Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream, hit the shelves this summer.
Nineteen businesswomen were included on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list this year. Among the top 10, three are women, including former Austin Woman cover woman Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of female-driven dating app Bumble.