That’s how much women in the US lose collectively each year to the wage gap.
Disturbing isn’t it?
Women and particularly women of color are still being shortchanged by gender and race wage gaps. On average, American women make 80 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men but Black women, Native women, and Latinx women are paid far less—nearly three-fifths to one-half less!
We can do something about this. You can help change this.
3 things you can do right now to make a difference:
- Sign the EEOC petition
- Tell Congress to move on Equal Pay
- Get the facts about equal pay and how your state stacks up and how to negotiate your pay (in a free-online course)
And if you want to really understand the gender wage gap and how flexible working—and specifically job sharing—could have a major impact, we’ve got you covered!
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Tell the EEOC: We Need the Equal Pay Data Collection
One of the best ways to ensure equal pay is to increase transparency around pay and ensure race and gender wage gaps can’t be hidden under the rug. Support equal pay and the equal pay data collection. Sign Petition
the gender wage gap truth
The Truth About The Gender Wage Gap | Vox
To understand the complexity of the gender wage gap, Vox digs into the subtler ways the workforce disadvantages women—particularly caregivers—why, when it happens, and what industries, so we can change it. Read More
The True Story of the Gender Pay Gap | Freakonomics
Discrimination can’t explain why women earn so much less than men. If only it were that easy. Listen
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Why Flex for All Could Vanquish the Gender Pay Gap | Work Muse
And your step-by-step guide to getting flexible work. 🙌🙌 Read More
Take Two Minutes to:
- Tell Congress to move on equal pay
- Negotiate your salary
- Get the facts on equal pay
- See how your state stacks up
Melissa Nicholson is the Founder & CEO of Work Muse, a job share solutions firm. Job sharing is a partnership between two people to share the responsibilities of one full-time position. Work Muse drives adoption of job sharing in business as a source of competitive advantage while helping individuals find work-life balance. Join the #JobshareRevolution here –– events, resources, and relevant content to empower you in work and life! For more info, firstname.lastname@example.org.