The Danger of Low Pay in the WNBA

Last year, 24-year-old Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their third franchise WNBA Championship and became the sixth player in WNBA history to win MVP. This year, during the EuroLeague Championship and one month before WNBA season, she ruptured her achilles tendon—and called national attention to the rigorous, year-round schedule maintained by many professional women’s basketball players.

Inside the Conference for Black Women Economists

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.