Whether it's starting their own business or stepping into the c-suite, women in business are turning tables that, historically, have been stacked out of their favor. And yet, despite a number of significant strides, outdated and unfortunate realities remain.

Think wage gaps are close to leveling off? Guess again.

With well over half of the consumer spending power pegged to belong to women within the decade, surely more than 9 percent of females surveyed ought to feel understood by advertisers? If you're looking for answers to pressing questions like these, the graph below charts the answers. Have a look at where women are paving the way—and where we have room to improve.