Female athletes are still battling for pay equality. But amidst today’s cries for #EqualPay, here’s how we won the battle for female representation in sports. We look back at the progress female athletes made, thanks to Title IX and the lessons we can learn to use in the current fight for equal pay.
The U.S. Women’s National Team works significantly more than the men’s team and outperforms them—but they still earn significantly less.
This week marked the 56th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act becoming law—on the same day moms, across race and ethnicities, worked until in order to earn what dads were paid in 2018 alone.
Kamala Harris’ new plan to combat the gender wage gap is a beacon for change in a society that blames women.
When it comes to improving women’s lives and the lives of their families, the U.S. falls abysmally short. We laud mothers, but we are failing them.
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.
Whether in a paycheck, on television, in print media or on social media, we need to do better to recognize the value and power of women in sport.
It’s been over 50 years since the Equal Pay Act was passed—but the wage gap is still stuck at around 80 cents on every man’s dollar. This is what we need to do in order to overcome the barriers that perpetuate the pay gap—and achieve economic equality at last.
What does an American city get when it works to address pay inequality?
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.