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Infographics for Thursday March 26th

Campaign Infographics & Social Media Engagement As a part of the campaign, IWPR developed a set of infographics that can be shared by partners, influencers, advocates, and key stakeholders. The infographics aim to highlight the impact of the pay gap in the lives of real women by connecting the loss of earnings/pay to everyday activities and life milestones. We also [...]

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Out in the Open: Stopping Work Retaliation Against Salary Sharing

You understand the importance of salary transparency. You know that you can better advocate for yourself when you know what your coworkers are earning. But what do you do if your employer has policies discouraging or preventing you from sharing salary information? And worse, what do you do if your employer threatens or punishes you for talking about your salary? Retaliation [...]

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Spilling the Tea: Why Salary Transparency is Necessary for Pay Equity

Knowledge is power—especially when it comes to your paycheck. When employers are open about their payscales and criteria for evaluating raises and promotions, employees can make informed decisions about whether they are being paid fairly and whether it is appropriate to negotiate for a higher salary or promotion. This is important for all women, who earn less than men in all [...]

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Equal Pay: For Us Today, For Them Tomorrow

This year, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is launching an ambitious public education and awareness campaign for Equal Pay Day on March 31, 2020. The multi-media and multi-platform campaign will highlight the impact of wage inequality on the lives of working women, their families, and communities. The campaign also focuses on women and communities that are often left out of national conversations on equal pay—Transgender, formerly incarcerated, and immigrant women.

We hope to spark dialogue, expand our communities and understanding of the impact of wage inequality on different groups of women, and accelerate the closing of the pay gap. It should not take another four decades to achieve pay parity for women, or more than a century for Black and Latina women. With sound public policies, more employer accountability, and culture and narrative change, we can make pay equity a reality in our lifetimes.