30 Stunning Images of Women at Work Around the World
A young African woman at work in the fields, watering crops just outside Bangui pictured on March 13, 2014 near Bangui, Central African Republic. (Thomas Koehler/Photothek/Getty Images)
What is “women’s work?” Anything you can think of.
Whether it’s the work of keeping a home and raising a family, building and inspiring a community, or bringing home a wage from a daily job, the wide variety of work women do is worth celebrating. Women are one of the largest growing forces in the global economy — even though they are paid less than men worldwide. In 2011, the World Bank revealed that women make up 40 percent of the world’s labor force, but hold just 1 percent of the world’s wealth.
From building wind turbines to harvesting bananas, fighting fires to rolling cigars, here are 39 images of working women all over the globe: