But each new first sows the ground for the next generation. Our generation. We are the women rising—and we will be a force to reckon with. While institutions of higher learning were once the domains of men, women are now the majority of global graduates, earning 58% of the world’s college degrees. And in an economy in turmoil, women dominate growing industries—fields like health-care, education and personal services—and are responsible for starting two out of every five small businesses.