• WATCH | Lean In and ESSENCE Host A Roundtable Discussion On Black Women Equal Pay Day

    14 days ago - By Essence

    By Essence · Updated September 21, 2022 In this must-see video, Essence and LeanIn.Orghighlight the distinct barriers Black women face in the workplace and how companies and leaders can push for systemic change. If employers want to do better by women, they must do better by Black women. TOPICS: black women equal pay day Career finances lean in money money and career
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  • So You Want A Promotion? This Career Expert Offers Negotiation Tips You Can Use Immediately

    14 days ago - By Essence

    By Jasmine Browley · Updated September 21, 2022 Salary negotiations can be scary. But for Black women, they can be downright terrifying. Failing to successfully earn an adequate salary can disproportionately have adverse long-term due to the inherent barriers Black women already face. On average, Black women earn 58 cents for every dollar the average white man makes per year, and it takes 263 days within the year for them to catch up. Arika Pierce, esq. knows this struggle and she's working to change it. “My whole adult life has been a series of sink or swim moments,” the career strategist...
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  • The Ultimate Cost Of Free Labor: A Quick Reminder That Black Women's Pay Inequity Of Today Stemmed From Slavery

    14 days ago - By Essence

    By Jasmine Browley · Updated September 21, 2022 We all know the deal by now. Black women are paid significantly less than their white male and female counterparts. So much so, every year we highlight the pay inequity issue on Black Women's Equal Pay Day, which was started by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996. The revolving date denotes when in the year women must work to match white men's earnings the prior year. In 2022, that date is September 21 and the number is $0.58 cents. That is, for $0.58 Black women are paid , white men are earning a dollar. Overall, the wage gap will...
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  • 3 Reasons You Should Care About Black Women's Pay Equity Day Even If Youre Not Black Or A Woman

    3 Reasons You Should Care About Black Women's Pay Equity Day Even If Youre Not Black Or A Woman

    14 days ago - By Essence

    By Jasmine Browley · Updated September 21, 2022 Today is Black Women's Equal Pay Day denotes how far into the year a Black woman has to work before they catch up with white men's earnings. In 2022, on average Black women make 58 cents for every dollar earned by white men according to Lean In .This is down from a few years ago, when 63 cents was earned by Black women for every dollar in 2020. This has dropped due to the devastating affects of COVID-19 to the female labor force. “Caregiving duties are falling on women across the board, and Black women are more likely to be family...
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