Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages. Today, April 2nd, 2019 represents the day in the year that women on average must work through to make the same wages as men do on average the previous year.
The 2018 Women in the Workplace Report, published by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org, shows that while many US companies express commitment to gender diversity, statistics show it has not translated into meaningful progress. The study shows even though women have earned more bachelor’s degrees than men for the past decade and, are seeking promotions, negotiating salaries and staying in the workplace at the same rate as men, the pay gap still exists.
Since 2015, the DISH Women’s Network has provided an environment to foster relationships and professional growth through networking, education and career development. Our goal is to empower women to become leaders and create an inclusive work environment.
Some steps you can take today to be an agent of change:
- Join the DWN: Be part of the conversation and spread the word
- Educate yourself: Attend our speaker events and trainings
- Be an advocate: Become an ally
- Start a DWN Chapter in your location
- Join our DWN MAP Program: Become a mentor or a mentee
Together we can achieve meaningful change.
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