Women and the Wage Gap: Not Celebrating Equal Pay Day
April 9 is Equal Pay Day. What does that mean? It is the symbolic day when women’s earnings catch up to men’s for the year before. It takes an extra three months, one week and two days for women to earn as much as a male counterpart earned in the 12 months of the previous year. The pay gap affects working women and their families from their first pay check through their retirement. A woman is paid a million dollars less in her lifetime than her equally qualified male counterpart. In this workshop Bryanna Sparks, career services planning advisor, Laura Sanchez, career advisor, Virginia Hinch, career services director, and Ofelia Velazquez Chavez, CAMP tutor and coordinator, will address negotiating skills for that first paycheck - including a reality check matching up your pay with cost of living in the location you plan to work, how to highlight your value to your future workplace, and demonstrate examples of interviewing red flags and what not to say in negotiations. Presented by Women’s Studies Center.