Closing the Pay Gap for Black Women

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Join the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, Equal Rights Advocates, LA Community Colleges and the California Labor Commissioner’s Office for a Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Interactive Panel Discussion on August 25, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

California has some of the strongest equal pay laws in the country, yet Black women still earn just 63 cents for every dollar a white man earns. These gaps create staggering financial losses: Black women lose a median of $24,110 each year because of the wage gap – that adds up to nearly 1 million dollars over a lifetime! These are dollars that could help pay for basic necessities at a time when women have lost 5.4 million jobs nationwide. Black women face a significant wage gap, and the COVID 19 crisis served only to exacerbate existing inequities.

Join us for a discussion on the wage gap and its lasting impact on Black women and families.

Speakers include:

  • Welcome from the First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom
  • Deputy Labor Commissioner Sherri Bell
  • Equal Rights Advocates Senior Counsel for Workplace Justice and Public Policy Jessica Ramey Stender
  • California Commission on Women and Girls Chair Lauren Babb
  • Los Angeles Community College District Trustee Nichelle Henderson

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