April 12 is Equal Pay Day — it shows how far into the year women have to work to make as much as men earned the previous year. Even if you’re fortunate like me, and you absolutely love your job, you probably wouldn’t want to do it for free for 59 days in a row. Or, you know, at all. Women with full-time jobs make $0.78 for every $1 a man makes, according to the White House. And the disparity is even larger depending on race.
So what can do do take action? I’m glad you asked. Ask for more and get educated!
- Use these tips for asking for a raise
- Get advice from influential businesswomen.
- Learn about the many implications of the wage disparity
- Read up on current Equal Pay statistics.
- Oh and get this clock.
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