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World Development Indicators
This resource contains development data covering more than 575 indicators, 225 countries, and 18 regional and income groups. The data is compiled by the World Bank from officially-recognized international sources. Labor statistics are broken down by gender. "Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments" can be found under the Public Sector Indicators.
2005-current available online.
1997-current (incomplete) available on CD-ROM
State and Local
For Women - WDLI
Information of apprenticeship in the field of construction from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industry.
Women in Seattle City Government
An online exhibit containing information, photos, and references for further exploration from the Seattle Municipal Archives.
Women and Employment
A sample catalog search in UW WorldCat; look at LC Subject information for each entry to find further leads.