Equal Pay Day 2018 is April 10. It's the day we reflect on the gap between men and women's salaries. More specifically, it's the day where women's annual salaries finally reach the median annual salary of their male counterparts. This means it takes working women more than 16 months to make what working men make in one year.
The pay gap is still present and significant, and conversations about how to close the gap are now front and center nationwide. So what is the overall economic impact of this ongoing inequity? And are there ways for individuals, companies and government to work toward equality for women?
- Megan Costello, executive director of the Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement. Follow Megan on Twitter. Follow the Office of Women’s Advancement on Twitter. Like the Office of Women’s Advancement on Facebook.
- Rosanna Hertz, Class of 1919 reunion professor of sociology and women’s and gender studies at Wellesley College.
- Rickey Gard Diamond, author of “Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change.” Follow Rickey on Twitter. Like Rickey and "Screwnomics" on Facebook.
*Disclaimer: Callie Crossley is a member of the Board of Trustees for Wellesley College. This had no effect on the selection of Prof. Hertz as a contributor to this panel.*