The Capital’s steps are crowded with women donning RED. The message is women will no longer stand for less than EQUALITY. The wage gap impacts women throughout their entire lifetime. It shows up early as the inability to fund your retirement because you’re earning less and the funds are going to more immediate needs such as child care, transportation, insurance, food, shelter, and education, just name a few. Protesting is not enough! You can take action today! You’ve got to tell your powerful story to help raise awareness and change policies around gender equality issues for all women. Click <http://aauwmi.org/share-your-story-of-unequal-pay/> to share your story, today “International Women’s Day”.
President Obama addressed women pay issues in his 2014 State of the Union Address. He says, “Women earn 77 cents to every dollar a man takes home and in 2014 Income inequality for women is an embarrassment.” We are already aware of this. He continues on to say, “We need to do a way with policies that belong in an episode of Mad Men.
What’s equally embarrassing is gender inequality at the executive level. Women make up 4.5 percent of the Fortune 500 companies and 4.2 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. Women can make a stand and take action by hitting organizations and companies where it counts, in their pockets!