Getting more money in the hands of women is good for the economy and the world, and we’re working to make it happen.
(PRWEB) April 09, 2018
The leading network for professional women is addressing the gender wage gap by giving women what they need to get equal pay for themselves and act as an ally for other women.
Equal Pay Day, April 10th this year, represents the day in which a woman has to work to make the same amount of money a man did the previous calendar year. Women make up well over half of the workforce in the U.S., yet continue to make less money than men, with this gap varying by ethnicity and disproportionately affecting women of color.
Asian-American Women: $0.87
White Women: $0.79
African-American/Black Women: $0.63
Native American Women: $0.57
Ellevate Network is working to make sure that this gender wage gap does not continue to hold women back and negatively affect the economy. Research done by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research indicates that Equal Pay would reduce poverty by half for families with working women.
“Ellevate Network is committed to using the power of our expert community and our innovative technology solutions to make the world a more equitable place,” said Ellevate Network CEO Kristy Wallace, “During Equal Pay Day we’re reminded of the persistent inequality in wages, and we’re doing our part to change that. Getting more money in the hands of women is good for the economy and the world, and we’re working to make it happen.”
As a community of experts, Ellevate Network continuously provides relevant resources, developed by our network, to help women succeed at work. This Equal Pay Day, Ellevate Network is releasing:
Negotiations Resource Guide: A compilation of negotiation resources developed by experts in the network, designed to give you key takeaways to bring to your next negotiation.
Special Webinar with Sallie Krawcheck on April 9th: Getting Over The Money Talk Taboo
What is Equal Pay?: An overview of what the wage gap is, why it matters, and a breakdown of the different sobering statistics of the wage gap for different women.
How To Get Paid What You’re Really Worth: An Equal Pay Day Guide from Ellevate Network
22% off Ellevate Network membership for new members, to correspond with the wage gap. Get the discount with code MONEYMOVES when applying.
There are many factors behind the gender wage gap — unconscious bias, inequity in promotion opportunities, the “motherhood penalty,” just to name a few. At the current rate, the gap will not be closed for many years, but Ellevate Network is using the power of community to work towards a more equitable work world, and help women make the money they deserve at work.
About Ellevate Network
Ellevate Network is a global network of professional women committed to elevating each other through education, inspiration, and opportunity. Our mission is to close the gender achievement gap in business by providing women with a community to lean on and learn from. Ellevate also works with companies committed to gender diversity and has a proven track record of changing business culture from the inside out.
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