APRIL 2, 2019
In 2014, Lean In D.C. team members developed a campaign with local business owners to raise awareness about the pay disparity between men and women. Four years later, LeanIn.Org took the campaign national as
businesses across 25 cities offered a 20% discount to spread the word about Equal Pay Day.
ON AVERAGE, WOMEN IN THE U.S. ARE PAID 20% LESS THAN MEN.
Women on average are paid 20% less than men. If you break the pay gap down by race and ethnicity, it is even worse: Black women are paid 38% less, and Latinas are paid 46% less.
Equal Pay Day marks the point in the year at which women's earnings will finally match what men made the previous year.
What can you do to help?
Call your Senators and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the Paycheck Fairness Act to the Senate for a vote.
Spread the word about the pay disparity and how people can get involved.
Start a Lean In Circle at your work and discuss why transparency of pay and implementing Equal Pay policies are important to you.
Volunteer with Lean In D.C. to ask local businesses to donate 20%* of their proceeds on Equal Pay Day (April 2nd) to organizations that support women and families impacted by the gender pay gap.