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You’re Invited: UnHappy Hour

Posted by YWM on April 1, 2010

Did you know that in 2010 working women achieved an employment milestone? As of this year, women officially make up half of the paid labor force.

Sadly, however, equity in numbers still does not mean equity in pay.

On average, working women earn approximately 23% less than their male counterparts, which translates to women earning 77 cents for every dollar amassed by a man, no matter how hard she works.

In support of Equal Pay Day, Young Women Misbehavin’ is sponsoring and “UnHappy Hour” to commemorate the day in which women “catch up,” which is to say, when we earn the same amount that it took a man to earn in a year.

That’s right. It takes women 16 months — FOUR EXTRA MONTHS — to earn what men do in 12 months.

Because women receive an average of 77 cents of every dollar made by a man, we are asking attendees to donate to the initiative, preferably in increments of “23,” to serve as a reminder of the inequality women currently face in the workplace.

What

Equal Pay Day “Unhappy Hour”

Who

You and your friends, family, coworkers…anyone who supports the idea that women should be paid as much as their male counterparts.

When

Tuesday, April 20th
5pm-8pm

Where

Kellari
1700 K Street NW
Washington DC
202-535-5274

Why

To help support BPW Foundation in our fight to ensure that everyone receives equal pay for equal work, no matter what your gender!

We look forward to seeing you on April 20th, and we thank you for your support of Business and Professional Women’s Foundation!

Let us know if you can attend in the comments, @WomenMisbehavin, or  info@youngwomenmisbehavin.com.

Ready to donate your $23 now?

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