Opportunities for women in the the workplace are everywhere—women are CEOs, high-level politicians ,and work in roles that were previously dominated by men. In 2015, approximately 57% of the labor force was female. But, in the U.S., women are still making less than their male counterparts. In fact, women earn 77 cents for every $1 earned by their male counterparts. The wage gap increases for women of color: black women in the U.S. earned 63 percent of what white men in this country were paid while Latina women earned 54 percent.
This isn’t news to most people—the wage gap was a topic brought up numerous times during the 2016 Presidential campaign season. Back in April, the US Women’s National Soccer team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation because they were making a fraction of what their male counterparts earned.
But does that one “77 cent” statistic tell the whole story? On Monday, December 12th at 1 pm ET, Cornell University’s Stephanie Thomas will be discussing The Gender Wage Gap: Causes, Consequences and the Way Forward. Join us as she explores a data-driven examination of the gender pay gap so we learn exactly what that means.
Here’s a quick preview:
In this dynamic, 1-hour session, Stephanie will be discussing:
- The data behind the 77 cent statistic
- The impact the wage gap has on workforce and personnel decisions for HR professionals and aspiring women leaders alike
- Ways to move past the wage gap that are beneficial for the organization and employees
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