Untapped and underpaid!
Yesterday was #EqualPay Day in the USA. What does that mean? It means that March 31, 2020, is how long American women must work into the year to earn the same salary as men did in 2019. Pissed yet?
Every year, the National Committee on Pay Equity sets a date for "Equal Pay Day" to highlight the overall pay disparity between men and women who work full-time in the United States.
Even more alarming is that for women of color, specifically Black women you're looking at August 16, 2020. No wonder we're angry.
Definitely nothing to celebrate!
Asian American + Pacific Islander women: February 11, $0.92
Black women: August 13, $0.62
Native American women: October 1, $0.57
Latina women: November 2, $0.54
During the coronavirus pandemic, equal pay becomes even more important since in many households the woman is the sole or primary contributor to the household finances. The inequality just becomes that more glaring.
Mark Zandi, the chief economist of Moody’s said, “Women are now the majority of the workforce, and there’s no looking back.” Zandi added, “Women are going to increasingly dominate the labor market.” Apparently women make up almost 51% of the workforce right now. That is about 109,000 more women working than men.
I see that as a call to action!! An opportunity to make sustainable change. As women move into the majority we need to be actively seeking to change legislation, become board members of Fortune 1000 companies and attack this from all angles!
"I'm a movement by myself, but we're a force when we're together."
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I believe in you... I believe in US!
Joi Noel, xoxo
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