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The Pay Equity Issue In Columbus, the gender pay gap is 81 cents to $1, meaning women make 81 cents for every dollar a man makes. (1) Nationally, women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. There is an even larger disparity for women of color. (2)

Making a Difference While there are no simple solutions to closing the gender and race-based pay gap, it’s clear that investing in women strengthens the economic backbone of our community. Empowering women begins with understanding what contributes to these pay disparities, eliminating implicit bias and leveling the playing field. Moving the goal line from equal pay for equal work to 100% pay equity is the fuel that will make our community thrive.

Sources

  1. http://www.womensfundcentralohio.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Spark_EqualPay_v8_web.pdf

2. National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) calculations based on U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2016 Annual Social and Economic Supplement