womanpower

[ woo m-uh n-pou-er ]
/ ˈwʊm ənˌpaʊ ər /

noun

potential or actual power from the endeavors of women: the utilization of womanpower during a great national emergency.
the influence exerted by women as a group, especially in the work force and in social and political activities.

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Origin of womanpower

First recorded in 1940–45; woman + power
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