Back to the Future: Black Women’s Equal Pay is 100 Years Too Late
Mark 2130 on your calendars, it’s set to be a momentous year. Far from being the year we invent time travel, it’s the year Black women are finally projected to close the wage gap and catch up to White men’s earnings. And that milestone is set to arrive 110 years too late.
We mourn and condemn the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many others who have lost their lives to police violence and racial hatred. We send our heartfelt condolences to their families and the communities that have been impacted by the loss of their loved ones, and commit to working alongside them until there is justice.
Today @IWPResearch applauds the Biden administration’s Gender Policy Council on its release of a historic gender equity strategy that will cut across federal agencies and improve the well-being of women and girls on key indicators — health, economic, and safety, among them. "The Gender Policy Council’s release signals that the Administration is serious about building a society where women and girls can reach their full potential and eliminating the barriers that prevent them from doing so,” @cnicolemason, President and CEO [...]
By Eve Mefferd The last Equal Pay Day of the year—October 21, 2021—marks the number of days into the new year that Latinas must work to earn what White men earned in 2020 (based on median annual earnings). Latinas’ median annual earnings for full-time, year-round work are $38,718, compared to $67,629 for White men. With a national wage gap of 42.7 percent, this means Latinas earn just 57 cents for every dollar made by White men, the largest difference of [...]
Great new @CNN opinion piece by @molly_dickens and @darbysaxbe explores why the #BuildBackBetter plan’s caregiver support policies will impact short and long-term health through stress and #healthcare costs.
Tune in TODAY Oct 14 at 12PM ET for an important conversation with our president and CEO C. Nicole Mason — The Future of the Working Woman: How to Support Women in the Workforce — hosted by Washingtonian and sponsored by Cigna! Listen to leaders discuss how to better support women in the workforce following the challenges of the pandemic. There is still time to register! https://www.washingtonian.com/.../the-future-of-the.../
Join our president and CEO C. Nicole Mason as she will be moderating Shaping the Future of Work: A Conversation about Women and Work Post-Covid — a co-sponsored event with PBS and Institute for Women's Policy Research! Tune in tomorrow Oct 13 to see featured panelists from Women Employed, Cara Chicago, and Washington Center for Equitable Growth. #FutureOfWorkPBS #shecession Register for the free virtual event today! https://bit.ly/3vdFjoE
#JobsDay is here! New data show decline in women's jobs on payroll, for the first time since December 2020. Men’s jobs on payroll increased by 200k while women’s fell by 26k. The gender gap in recovery widens. Women are still 2.9 mil below pre-COVID-19 levels, men are 2.1 mil below. #shecession ### New Institute for Women's Policy Research chart shows #unemployment fell for women across race/ethnicity, for Asian women (unadj.) from 4.2 to 3.4%, Black women 7.9% to 7.3%, [...]