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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Check Out Our Recap of Black Women's Equal Pay Day!



Lean In Women of Color would like to thank all our sponsors, partners and allies for supporting the inaugural Black Women's Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project. As you may know, the first podcast episode launched on August 22nd, featuring an interview with Andrea Zopp, CEO of World Business Chicago. Catch the interview with Andrea Zopp, CEO of World Business Chicago here. Highlighted in this episode is the Institute for Women's Policy Research, Closing the Women's Wealth Gap and the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

Coming up next, on September 5th is an interview with Illinois State's Attorney Kim Foxx. Check out Foxx's insight on the pay gap impacting black women, their complicated history with justice and the disproportionate numbers of incarceration in black and brown communities.  Follow us on Spotify





Also, grab our amazing recap of August 22nd, Black Women's Equal Pay Day on LinkedIn here!



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Friday, August 23, 2019

Black Women's Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project


August 22, 2019 is Black Women's Equal Pay Day. Aside from working the entire previous calendar year, August 22, 2019 represents how far into 2019 a black woman must work to make what a white non-Hispanic male made in 2018 year alone. Gender and race equality and equity are critical in organizations that want to perform at the highest level. However, currently, black women have to work 233 more days than white men to earn the same amount of money. We can do something about it. Join us on August 22nd, 2019 for the launch of the Black Women Women's Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project—a prescreening of Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II in Chicago, Lansing, Michigan, New Jersey and St. Louis and tune into the first episode of a podcast series with a mission to dispose of the pay gap for black women.

Visit www.blackwomensequalpay.org for more.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Closing the Pay Gap for Black Women


Gender and race equality and equity are critical in organizations that want to perform at their highest level. However, currently, black women have to work 233 more days than white non-hispanic men to earn the same amount of money. We can do something about it.
With a coalition led by Lean In Women of Color,  Lean In Illinois, Lean In Michigan, Lean In St. Louis, Latina Surge and partners such as The Impact Alliance NFP, the Chicago Council on Science Technology, and Studio B are hosting  panel discussions to raise awareness about the pay gap impacting black women in the United States. The conversation will be based on the movie “Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II,” that chronicles the story of the first Black women to work in industry and government administrative service during World War II. During this event, you will learn more about black women pay gap, what different organizations are doing to tackle this issue, and the different steps you can take to make a difference.
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