Equal Pay for Equal Work
Facts About Equal Pay
Inequality starts early: Just one year out of college, college-educated women working full-time earned $35,296, compared to $42,918 for college-educated men working full-time.
Women MBAs are paid, on average, $4,600 less in their first job than men MBAs.
Would you like to have $11,000 extra each year? That’s how much less US women are paid than men because of the wage gap.
Catalyst Quick Take: Women’s Earnings and Income
What You Can Do to Help
Pay equity is closely linked to poverty eradication. Let’s work to eradicate both!
Pay equity = a highly motivated workforce.
Lower pay for women means fewer dollars spent. The gender wage gap is bad for the economy.
Equal Pay Day Events
New York City:
Catalyst—Webinar: Equal Pay Day on April 12th from 11 am to noon ET
PowHer NY—10th Annual New York City Equal Pay Day’s Rally on the Steps of New York City Hall on April 12th at noon ET
PowHer NY—#EqualPayDay Online Rally on April 12th from noon to 2 pm ET
Buffalo, New York:
(Un)Happy Hour on April 12th from 5:30-7:30 pm ET. Presented by The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women in collaboration with WNY Women’s Foundation, Junior League of Buffalo, and the AAUW Buffalo Branch.
U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau’s Exploring the Evidence Around the Gender Wage Gap: A Research Roundtable on April 12th from 10 am to noon ET
Fair Pay Coalition Twitter storm on April 12th from 2 to 3 pm ET
U.S. Department of Labor Gender Wage Gap Research Roundtable on April 12th from 10 am to noon ET RSVP here.
Third Way Event: “Getting Her Money's Worth: What Will It Take to Achieve Equal Pay?” on April 12th 11:45 am to 1:30 pm ET
Ending the pay gap starts with taking action!
Catalyst has helpful information and handy tools on mentoring, sponsorship, hot jobs and maximizing potential to help your organization take steps to advance women to leadership positions and, potentially, end the pay gap. We have been building awareness over the years about equity and now it’s time for action! Be a leader for change!
Pay Inequity in the Newsroom
So much has changed since Maria Scrivani was a cub reporter in 1978. Back then women were relegated to the lifestyle sections of the paper, earned less than their male counterparts and were rarely editors. Oh wait. Maybe not much has changed. In this Catalyzing blog post Maria reminds us of a simple wish that is long overdue: equal opportunity and equal pay for equal work. #FairPay