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August 7 is Black Women's Equal Pay Day

On average, women make just $.80 (cents) compared to white non-Hispanic men. The pay disparity widens for women of color. Black/African American women are making $.63 (cents) to the dollar. This means that a black woman must work 8 extra months in the 2018 calendar year to make up for what a white man made in just 2017. These extra days of work symbolize Black Women's Equal Pay Day which falls on August 7 this year.

Here are three things you can do as an advocate of fair pay.

1. Log onto leanin.org/equalpay and share campaign tools and resources with your organization and peers because #38PercentCounts.
2. Join the Twitter storm at 2pm eastern. Learn more at blackwomensequalpayday.org
3. Tune into Lean In Women of Color's Facebook livestream conversation with women leaders at 6pm central. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/leaninwomenofcolor









Julene Allen Julene Allen Author

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