Celebrities Bring Awareness to Equal Pay Day - See Their Social Media Posts!

In 2016, Black women made $641 a week compared to white women who made $766, and made almost $300 less than White men (they made $942) according to an analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research.

Just previous year, the USA median income for women was just 80 percent of the median income for men, according to the American Association of University Women.

Tuesday is national equal pay day, and women in Pinellas County are using the day as a lunching point to push for change.

Young Women's Trust Chief Executive, Dr Carole Easton OBE, said: "Gender pay gap reporting is a great step forward but does not go far enough to close the gap".

When it comes to solving this issue, there's an initiative in Springfield that was launched today through a partnership with the chamber of commerce hoping to make an impact on wages for women.

In time for Equal Pay Day, a national organization has released an analysis that again names Wyoming as the state with the largest gender wage gap in the country. On average, women in the USA are paid 20% less than men.

While the overall gender pay gap is 20 percent nationally, in San Diego County it is slightly smaller: 13 percent.

On Facebook, JLaw shared, "Happy equal pay day".

"This has helped us to narrow the gender pay gap to a record 18.1 per cent - but we want to eliminate it completely".

In no other industry is there such a gulf in wages as among construction & building trades supervisors, where women are paid 45.4% lessthan women.

The RICS found that although women started their careers on a par with men, by the time they reached the 46-55 age bracket women earned £13,000 less than their male peers. In a video, she said, "I will raise my voice for equal pay".

Unfortunately, a 2016 study by the Economic Policy Institute reports that the racial wage gap, for both men and women, is actually widening in the United States. In short, it's about women's worth.

For Black women, the numbers are staggering, as full-time employees are being paid 48-69 cents for every dollar paid to a white male.

  • Zachary Reyes