5 things to know about the gender pay gap

The National Partnership of Women and Families, citing U.S. Census figures, reports that in IL, a woman working full time makes just 79 cents for every dollar made by a man. "This women would have to work more than ten years longer to make up for this lifetime wage gap", King said.

That discrepancy amounts to a yearly gap of almost $13,000. At 87 cents for every white male dollar earned, Asian women in New Jersey fare the best.

You can see the full set of finding from the study here. "American Indian and Alaska Native women are paid just 58 cents for every dollar white men are paid", they conclude. "We must work to close the gender pay gap!" tweeted Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter.

Trump took to her Twitter on the holiday, which was launched by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996, to remind her 3.5 million followers that "women deserve equal pay for equal work". "The gaps are so large for Latina workers because they are disproportionately concentrated in lower paying occupations in the service and logistics sectors". "Nationwide, women earn about 80 cents on the dollar". But, she argues, this gap does not exist because of the "misconception" that "women aren't educated enough or ambitious enough or hardworking enough".

In honor of Equal Pay Day the community group Lead held a mixer.

As a result, she says, the average social security benefit for retired women is about $4,000 less than it is for men of similar age.

The 14 workshops are specifically during Equal Pay Awareness Week and are in addition to workshops the AAUW offers year-round, always for free.

Ivanka Trump's tweet linked to a USA Today article headlined, "The pay gap could vanish for all women - sometime in the 23rd century". "That's what our Equal Pay Day Forum is about, learning from experienced business people how to negotiate a fair salary".

  • Zachary Reyes