Sheryl Sandberg calls attention to gender pay gap on Equal Pay Day

The aim was to close a wage gap that found women making 77 cents for every dollar that men earn.

Women employed full time, year-round in CT are paid just 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,864.

"The game is rigged against women and families, and it has to stop", Warren continued. Their site pushes for businesses to conduct "pay audits" and to make sure negotiating is commonplace for both women and men.

The gender pay gap also disproportionately affects black and Hispanic women. Atisha is a passenger service agent for American Airlines and a single mom of three young kids living in North Carolina.

That means that Utah women lose a combined total of more than $7.3-billion every year. Even so, she didn't expect any takers after posting the entreaty on March 8, International Women's Day. Number one on the ABA's list: wear red to show "support for women who have been "in the red" to their male counterparts since the end of the previous year". That money could strengthen an economy in which more than 170,000 households in the state are headed by women, and almost a quarter of those are in poverty, the organization said. And mothers with full-time, year-round jobs are paid 70 cents for every dollar paid to fathers. And being there and providing for those you love isn't negotiable.

For those unfamiliar with Equal Pay Day, it's an initiative that's dedicated to raising awareness about the gender pay gap.

Working with Sheryl Sandberg's nonprofit Lean In foundation, 300 stores in 25 cities across the country will be offering a 20 percent discount to customers on Equal Pay Day.

Those in opposition of the bill, like Republican Senator Todd Weiler, say he doesn't want pay discrimination but he worries the data might be skewed.

She appears to have an ally in the White House. "We must do better". It gives you hope that you can take care of your family.

That's real progress. And real proof that when women come together, we can move mountains.

In this year's legislative session, state lawmakers initiated a study of the wage disparity between men and women.

We need a movement for women's economic freedom. And it's clear that other women believe it's possible, too. The Objective of her campaign is to bridge the gap of purchasing power between men and women.

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