"On average, women earn 80 cents for every dollar men earn. That translates into $418,800 over a 40-year career, meaning a woman would have to work TEN more years to equal a man’s pay, on average. In the last decade the wage gap has barely moved.
From January 1st-April 4th is how much longer women need to work into this year to equal what men earned last year. Last year it was on April 12th. This is totally UNACCEPTABLE. During my career I held two positions where I knew the men who reported to me made more than I did. I'd like to believe that this type of blatant discrimination has disappeared, but I know that it is still happening today and we know we must continue to speak up and demand equal pay and elect legislators that see this as a priority. What's more, pay discrimination is even worse for women of color. African-American women earn only 63 cents on the dollar, and Latinas earn only 54 cents on the dollar. Again, this is totally UNACCEPTABLE."