On Women’s Equality Day, Work Equity Is Still Elusive


​Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the day in 1920 the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted,  giving women the right to vote. The anniversary has been observed since 1971, following the nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality in New York City the previous year that involved 50,000 women parading down Fifth Avenue.

Other days throughout the year recognize women’s achievements, such as International Women’s Day on March 8, or draw attention to income discrepancies between men and women, like Equal Pay Day on April 2.

Despite making up about half of the labor force and the majority of the  college-educated workforce, women have not achieved complete equality when measured in pay equity, representation in leadership…


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Credit to Kathy Gurchiek for the original post.

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