Instead of Expecting Women in Business to Lean In, We Need Men to Stand Up for Them

Pay Equity Daily View New York Daily News Jeffery Halter

With women making 21 cents less than men for the same work, men should support pay equity — they owe it to their working spouses and daughters. #PayEquity #PayEquityDay

Last month, my piece on #PayEquity ran in the New York Daily News Daily/Views section. Here’s a snippet along with a link to the full article:

Women’s Pay Equity Day on April 12 came and went without a lot of hoopla. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. President Obama made a speech and Pinterest and Twitter exploded for a day or two but it has already died down.

The facts are simple and well-documented. Women make on average 79 cents to men for the same work. This has a compounding effect on families and the economy of $430,000 over the lifetime of a woman’s career.

One of the current solutions being offered is for women to just work harder and take ownership for their careers. The #LeanIn movement has created a thriving industry of workshops, seminars, conferences and books dedicated to creating a more robust pipeline of talented women. Yet the wage gap still exists, as does a lack of a robust pipeline of women into management positions. (click here to read more)

Let’s take action:

We don’t need another workshop for women.

We need fathers of daughters to be outraged that our daughters earn less than our sons!

Take the Father of a Daugther Pledge and take action today!


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