Friday, April 15, 2011

Equal Pay Day

April 12th was "Equal Pay Day" and I wanted to share this thoughtful piece written by Linda Basch, President of the National Council for Research on Women. I remain a Board Member Emeriti of NCRW and partnered with Linda to write the "Women In Fund Management Report" in 2009.

"On Equal Pay Day -- April 12th -- it's time to stop using our economic doldrums as an excuse for indifference and inaction. For how many more years are we going to dutifully report on the stagnant gender wage gap? Women who work full-time, year-round are still paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts or $10,622 less per year in female median earnings, a gap that yawns wider for women of color and older women [National Women's Law Center, NWLC]. "


Anonymous said...

At least there were more men associated with the destabilization of the financial systems through greed and invention of financial instruments and then passing laws to reward this evil to benefit large financial institutions. Now commodity prices go up and third world country people are at more risk of starvation. At least you got to be one of the few women to participate in this destruction. Hold on to your gold real tight, maybe read a book or two about idolatry.

trade4target said...

Thanks so much for this! I haven't been this moved by a blog for a long time!
You’ve got it, whatever that means in blogging. Anyway, You are definitely someone that has something to say that people need to hear. Keep up the good work. Keep on inspiring the people!