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Monday, November 20, 2017

Hidden biases do more than just sting

8 women. 8 Microaggressions. 8 Bullet wounds.

Back in 1970, Harvard psychiatrist Chester Pierce coined the term “microaggression” to describe casual degradations toward people of color.
Today, the concept has broadened and includes other attributes of marginalized groups. Sexuality, body type, religion, class and education to name a few.
We asked successful women from different walks of life to tell us about microaggressions they face. They are artists, activists, models, CEOs and authors. These women — from Coffee Meets Bagel’s co-founder to Miss Black USA — deal with biases that affect their day-to-day lives. [Read more at the Lily]

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project

November 2 is Latinas Equal Pay Day 2017, which marks the day in the calendar year that Latinas have earned as much as white men did in the previous year. Latinas earn an average of just 54 cents to $1 earned by white non-Hispanic male workers. - The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)

 About the Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Website: The project will feature women with Hispanic or Latino ancestry who have leadership stories to tell and aims to inspire other women with a mission to close the pay gap.

 If you could look back on your career or education, what information could you pass on that could be helpful to others? We are looking to feature responses on the commemoration website in honor of Latinas Equal Pay Day.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Native American Women's Equal Pay Day

September 25th is Native American Women's Equal Pay Day. That's how long it takes within the 2017 calendar year for the average Native American woman to make what the average white male made in the 2016.

Here is what you need to know:

  1. On average Native American women make 58 cents compared to a white man's dollar.
  2. Native American women are an understudied group. Check out why.[More info here]
  3. Two out of three Native American women are mothers and the primary breadwinners for their families. - NWLC
  4. Thirteen states have wage gaps for Native American women that amount to over one million dollars in losses over a 40-year career. -NWLC
  5. States with the worse wage gap for Native American women [Read on]


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