How the American Association of University Women is Transforming the Pay Gap Conversation

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Equal Pay Day is celebrated this year on April 2, a day meant to raise awareness about the gap between men and women’s wages. Research shows that today, in 2019, the gap sits at 21 cents between white women and men—and only widens for women of color and other ethnicities. Perhaps what’s even more disturbing is the number of people who refuse to believe the pay gap even exists: Many people attribute the gap to women’s choices to take time off to start and raise families, or to enter into industries that offer lower starting pay.

But organizations such as the American Association of University Women (or AUWW) are working diligently to not only close the pay gap but change the conversation surrounding it.

As its CEO Kim Churches explains, “AAUW’s mission is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. Pay equity is a critical part of what we do: Until there is equal pay for equal wor… Read More

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