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Women and the Wage Gap: Not Celebrating Equal Pay Day

A woman is paid a million dollars less in her lifetime than her equally qualified male counterpart. 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. April 14, 2015 is Equal Pay Day - the symbolic day when women’s earnings catch up to men’s for the year before. The pay gap affects working women and their families from their first pay check through their retirement. In this workshop Virginia Hinch, EWU Career Services director and Laura Sanchez, EWU Career Services career advisor, will address reasons behind these differences and what can or cannot be done to change these pay equity flaws. Presented by Women’s Studies Center.