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


Our Mission

Women For Action tells stories about the under-recognized efforts of women-firsts, award winning subjects and other women of significance. We search for innovators with a vision and tell their stories. We champion their efforts to create a discussion and initiate a wave of action across the globe.

Our Publications!

Women For Action Magazine brings you interviews and updates on a wide range of global women’s issues!

A magazine with an intersectional feminist perspective

Lean In Ohio 100 Women Archives: A Keepsake of Interviews with Women Trailblazers
(Published by Women For Action)

Order the book on Amazon!
[Get a copy now!]



Contact Us


Email *

Message *

Subscribe to Updates!


Women For Action is a 501(c)(3) organization which works to do public good by elevating the voices of women and girls across the globe through an interview series.


Creative Commons License
This work by Women For Action is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.