“As of 2009, women only earned about 77 percent of their male counterparts’ salary, with black women earning only 68.9 cents for every dollar earned by a white male and Hispanic/Latina women 60.2 cents, says the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

‘We have this tendency to celebrate, but I don’t know if I’d celebrate that it took that long to get women the right to vote,’ said Paula Xanthopoulou, a former member of the Miami-Dade Commission for Women. ‘Women’s Equality Day was created to emphasize that women do not have equality.’”