By sandyb on Apr 24, 2007
Back in October, the Boston area Women at Sun had the opportunity to host former Lt. Governor Evelyn Murphy at our campus in Burlington for an evening session. She talked about her book - Women Are Getting Even (WAGE) and her goal for equal pay for women.
Evelyn Murphy (2nd from Left) with Women from Sun in Burlington, MA - Oct 2006
Why am I reflecting on this session from 6 months ago today?
April 24, 2007 is Equal Pay Day.
Equal Pay Day is observed in April to indicate how far into each year a woman must work to earn as much as a man earned in the previous year. As amazing as it sounds, according to the 2006 US Census Bureau, women still only earn 77cents for every dollar that men earn.
Equal Pay Day is even a headline story in my local hometown newpaper today!
Take some time to read about the WAGE Project and learn what you can do to help women 'get even.' (Because it we do nothing, according to some statistics, it's going to take 50 years to catch up -- that's a legacy that we don't want to leave for young girls who will be entering the workforce in the next 10 - 20 years!)