Closing the wage gap requires more than changing the dollar amount women see in their paycheck. It calls for rewriting the entire financial system perpetuating this inequality—and shifting the mostly white and male field of economics that drives the research, analysis and development of fiscal policy and practices. Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman and Fanta Traore’s Sadie T.M. Alexander Collective, the first international professional organization for and by Black women in economics, hopes to make that shift possible.
“There is a contagious courageousness when the uniqueness of each person’s voice comes out and people can no longer ignore reality. This is when policies, workplaces and cultures start to change—which is ultimately our goal.”
MomsRising is serving up shocking statistics on the wage gap at coffee shops across the country today to mark Equal Pay Day.
“I wanted to come to the United States so I could start my own career. But now, I am sitting at home, with nothing to do. Every day is like a jail.”
The Valuable Voices app helps teachers understand how language can create inequalities in the classroom—and how they can stop them in their tracks. We talked to its two co-founders.
“The dedication that we have in one of the first pages of the book is the essence of the message that we want to convey. It says: ‘To all the rebel girls of the world, dream bigger, aim higher, fight harder.'”
McCabe turned her rage from election day into resistance—and the motivation to help impact positive change through political action.
“I decided to go for it because it defines who I am. I am Black, am lesbian and am a feminist and this is my press.”
Eunice Gonzalez-Sierra had a very typical May this past year. She walked across the graduation stage at UCLA and accepted her undergraduate degree in Chicana/o Studies with a double minor in Labor and Workplace Studies and Gender Studies. Then she scheduled a graduation photo shoot with her family afterwards and, like many grads, posted the photos to […]