Although women are half the workforce in the US, they still only make 79 percent of men’s wages. And it’s worse for women of color with Latina women earning only 56 cents to the average man’s dollar. To close the wage gap, the White House introduced the Equal Pay Pledge, challenging businesses to fix pay disparities within their own companies. And guess what? Organizations including Salesforce, American Airlines, and PepsiCo have already signed on.
That’s why this week, we’re asking you to contact your HR representative and ask your workplace to take the pledge like we did, here at The Representation Project. Together, we can identify and eliminate gender inequity on the paystub, in the workplace, and in society at large.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Team
Representation Around the Web
“Ryan Murphy has directed a tribute video for HRC [Human Rights Campaign] that preserves each victim’s memory and tells their stories. In the video, forty-nine celebs wear black and sit against a black backdrop, each one reciting a brief biography of one of the victims. Lady Gaga, Caitlyn Jenner, Matt Bomer, and Laverne Cox are just a few of the many names who came together to tell these stories. They also use the platform to call for an end to hate crimes and gun violence.” – Out Magazine
- The New York Times: How Jesse Williams Stole BET Awards with Speech on Racism
- Variety: Academy Invites 683 New Members in Push for More Diversity
- People: Time for Change: Nine Powerful Stories of Hollywood Sexism
- Entertainment Weekly: Nine-Year-Old Crime Reporter Hilde Lysiak Signs Major Book Deal
- Everyday Feminism: Not Everyone’s as Ripped as Ken – Why these Toys Need a Body Image Makeover
- The Huffington Post: Little Boy Seeing His Dad after School is What Pure Joy Looks Like
Jennifer Siebel Newsom on healthy masculinity at the Cannes Lions.
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