Make sure to mark August 19 on your calendars for our next membership meeting! The August VCM will highlight pay equity and the stark racial and gender disparities in the wage gap we still see today.
As you may know, Black Women's Equal Pay Day was on August 3. Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is the approximate day a Black woman must work into the new year to make what white non-Hispanic man made at the end of the previous year. Based on ACS Census data, the 2021 wage gap for Black women compared to non-Hispanic white men is $0.63 (cents). Our August VCM will be tying into this topic, and we will be hearing from a panel of workers, business owners, and more on how race and gender-based wage discrimination affects them daily.
Sherrell Byrd, entrepreneur and the founder of Albany Business League, Charmaine Davis with the DOL, and Kyesha Lindberg with HMHBGA will be on our panel.