Last year I joined the Equal Pay Day luncheon and I learned a lot from it. Equal Pay Day represents the date in the current year through which women must work to earn the same amount their male counterparts earned the previous year. To summarize, women have to work longer to make the same as men.
The gender wage gap is widening again because men’s earnings are growing this year at twice the rate of women’s. Yes, men do earn more than women on average.
Today, I want to share a short video about one woman who learns how much she is paid compared to the men in the office. What would you do if you discovered the difference of your pay from your male colleagues? The work is the same and the position is the same, but your pay is lesser.
Watch this fun and very informative video:
Remember: “Do the job you’re paid to do.”
Full-time working women earn just 78 cents for every dollar a man earns on average. This significant gap is more than a statistic — it has real life consequences. When women, who make up nearly half the workforce, bring home less money each day, it means they have less for the everyday needs of their families, and over a lifetime of work, far less savings for retirement.
In closing this gap, I believe women should learn to negotiate their salary to get what they deserve.