Black Women Equal Pay Day
Aug 03, 2021 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Can you make it?
On August 3rd, Black Women's Equal payday, we will highlight the socio-economic barriers facing black women today and get to the center of it all.
Join us from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm eastern for a panel discussion about the experiences of black women at work and what we can do as women of color, allies, leaders, and companies to close the pay gap ONCE AND FOR ALL.
Women of Color in the Workplace® Report 2021
Navigating the workplace is complex. For women of color, it is far more complicated the minute they realize that not only did they contractually bind themselves to their roles, but they also signed up to be subject to biases, discrimination, and microaggression that comes with being at the intersection of identities. These are a myriad of issues faced by many who find themselves at the intersection of identities, whether they are gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability. This concept is known as ‘Intersectionality’. Women of color face an emotional tax.
Thwarting their advancement can lead to a detrimental impact on their well-being and eventually may result in them departing their places of work. Those that go through discrimination are more likely to opt out of their jobs. Bias and discrimination are incredibly harmful to those experiencing it and to companies alike, who risk losing talented employees that can bring value to the firm. Read the report and learn what you can do.
Ways We Transform the Workplace
What We Do
Resources for Women of Color
Knowing how one can advocate for themselves is an essential pillar to closing the gap between employees and their workplaces. We work to inform and encourage women of color and allies to use their voices at work. Through education and training, women of color learn strategies to get ahead. Sign up for any one of our up-and-coming workshops and discussions. Allies, learn more about what you can do to make the workplace more equitable.
Tools for Companies
WOCITW helps companies further their diversity, equity inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) mission in three ways. We provide easy-to-download resources so companies can host in-house training. Companies can also participate in any one of the up-and-coming community workshops and discussions. Or hire a facilitator for an up-and-coming workshop.
Take The Pledge
The gender pay gap has not changed much over the years. Every year it persists. According to IWPR, the pay gap between men and women is not expected to close until 2059. Black women will wait until 2130, and Hispanic women will have to wait until 2224 for equal pay. We can’t afford to wait 200 years. Companies can do their part.
My Black World: A Message from a Black Mom, CEO and Activist
As founder and CEO of Women of Color in the Workplace, I knew early on that building a program that addresses the needs of women of color at work would require addressing racism aside from confronting gender-related issues while keeping in mind that racism is a sensitive subject. It is far more socially acceptable to address sexism, but confronting racism is still much of a taboo.
WATCH: Strategies for Survival I: Social identity Norm
When examining intersectionality in the workplace, we need to take a closer look at why some experiences are different than others. One's social identity impacts their experiences at work and the further we are from the social identity norm, the more challenges we may have to overcome at work.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Women of Color
As the coronavirus spike in numbers, businesses shut down their day-to-day activities and encourage employees to work at home. However, working from home is not idealistic for everyone. For medical and health professionals, hospitality and service workers, business resumes as usual. Well, sort of.