City Council Supports Workplace Equality
Councilmember Elizabeth Brown to Lead Equal Pay and
Family Leave Discussion
[COLUMBUS, OH] In 1963, the Equal Pay Act was signed into
law, written to abolish the gender pay gap. However, nearly forty years later,
millions of women are still waiting.
On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Columbus City Councilmember
Elizabeth Brown will lead the conversation to “Close the Gap” during the Equal Pay, Family Leave and Small Business
Solutions forum at Economic
and Community Development Institute (ECDI), 1655
Old Leonard Avenue, 6pm.
“In order to see economic
growth that benefits all Columbus families, we must address the foundational
issues of paid family leave, living wages, and equal pay for women and minorities,” said Brown.
The Bad Bish Network along with partners that include the
Small Business Majority, the Economic and Community Development Institute and
AVANZA Business Solutions are hosting the Closing the Gap: Equal
Pay, Family Leave and Small Business Solutions forum.
“It has been over 40 years since the Equal Pay Act was
signed into law, and women still only make 78% of what men make in the
workplace. For women of color, it's even less,” said Erin Scott, founder and
community manager of the Bad Bish Network.
for the event is Michaela Hahn Burriss, midwest
outreach manager, Small Business Majority.
- Elizabeth Brown,
member, Columbus City Council
- Virginia Nunes Gutierrez, chief operating officer and co-founder, AVANZA Business
- Inna Kinney,
founder and CEO, ECDI
For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/closing-the-gap-equal-pay-family-leave-small-business-solutions-tickets-23930064467