Today is Equal Pay Day!

Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 14, 2015. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color. While women have made tremendous progress in so many ways, women still make just 77 cent to ever dollar a man makes.  This is unbelievable as many women are head of single family households.

In fact, at the current rate, women will not achieve full pay equity until the year 2086, 71 years from now.  Take time to read this article published by CNN on why “Women are nearly twice as likely to retire in poverty“.

Pay equity makes good business sense. It promotes a workforce that feels valued, which helps the bottom line. Today, in our competitive economy, fair pay policies will also help attract the best workers.  It is to the benefit of the country to have the best working to perform the best job.  FEW’s mission is to work towards demonstrating why federal women deserve more opportunities because they are the best.  We will continue to use our Compliance program to prove this fact.

Join us at our 46th National Training Program (NTP), July 16, 2015 at our Compliance luncheon.  We will have with us the international known, motivational coach, Ms. Cheryl Woods.  Attendees of this luncheon will be empowered and inspired to continue your “Journey to Excellence.”  I encourage you to register today.