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.
PAST EQUAL PAY DAY EVENTS:
THESE EVENTS ARE PAST, BUT BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR EQUAL PAY DAY EVENTS FOR BLACK, LATINA AND MINORITY WOMEN SOON.
Apr 05, 2018
Platform Women Advocacy Workshop
This free workshop will focus on techniques both women and men can use to talk about issues related to equal pay and advocate for change. This event will take place in advance of Equal Pay Day (April 10th). We encourage all women - and men! - to register for this free workshop.
Apr 09, 2018
Equal Pay Day Kickoff Happy Hour
Join Lean In D.C. on April 9th - the night before Equal Pay Day - as we host our annual kickoff happy hour at District Winery. You'll hear from a variety of equal pay advocates who are working to narrow the gender wage gap and learn what you can do to push for equal pay.
Apr 10, 2018
Equal Pay Day Advocacy Day
Lean In D.C. is encouraging women and their advocates to spread the word about the significance of Equal Pay Day on April 10th by meeting with local representatives to discuss why the pay gap matters to them. Lean In D.C. is partnering with Platform Women, who will host meetings and engagements on the Hill.
Apr 11, 2018
Women Wednesday's for Equal Pay
This April, we'll celebrate our monthly Women Wednesdays gathering with a post-Equal Pay Day happy hour. Invite your friends, colleagues, and Circle members to join us at Bar Deco, where you'll learn key takeaways from this year's events and find out how you can promote equal pay in the workplace! All are welcome and encouraged to attend - including men and those who are just finding out about Lean In and Equal Pay Day for the first time!