Hosted by the Women in the Profession and the Labor & Employment Law Committees
Women are now the primary breadwinners in almost half of all American families with children-yet women still are not receiving equal pay for equal work, let alone equal pay for work of equal value. Here are a few key facts about the gender wage gap to keep in mind.
- Women earn just 79 cents for every dollar made by men.
- Female lawyers earn even less with partners earning 69 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn.
- The gender wage gap most severely affects women of color and the wage gap exists within all racial and ethnic groups.
- Women earn less than men in all but five occupations.
- Despite the fact that women now earn the majority of college degrees, the wage gap persists.
Join the Women in Profession Committee and the Labor & Employment Law Committee in exploring the state of equal pay for women in the workplace. Panelists will discuss and examine the following issues:
- Female partnership rates and attrition
- A historical look at whether and to what extent improvements have been made
- Legal protections and remedies available to level the playing field
- Future legislative and policy developments in this current political climate
Attend this informative happy hour CLE program and hear a lively discussion regarding the challenges in reducing and eliminating the gender wage gap.