EQUAL PAY DAY SPECIAL PRESENTATION
MARCH 14, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, VIA ZOOM
Each year the Committee on Pay Equity calculates the day in the current year when the average working woman earns as much as the average working man did in the previous calendar year. This day is known as Equal Pay Day. This year it is March 14. The good news is that it is moving earlier in the year each year but it is still too far into the year, indicating that women’s pay lags men’s. Furthermore, when one delves into the data, we find that women of color have a much later equal pay day.
This year BPW/FL is partnering with the Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau to discuss the causes of pay inequity, the impacts and the remedies. Specifically the Women’s Bureau participants will highlight details in the data and in recent studies and provide working women’s stories highlighting issues around occupational segregation and childcare and then there will be a panel featuring Florida based organizations highlighting work being done to support higher wages for women.