Raising Awareness: Pay Gap for Black Women

“On average, black women are paid 38 percent less than white men and 21 percent less than white women.”  Research conducted by LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey with the National Urban League, reports a stark lack of awareness for this gap in companies, employees, and hiring managers across America.  To increase awareness, LeanIn.Org is initiating #38PercentCounts, a campaign to spread the word and illustrate the impact that a 38% pay gap has on black women, who are often heads of household.  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told the author, “All women face inequities and biases because of their gender, but we must remember that women of color face even more.”

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