In April 2013, the National Partnership for Women found that the Seattle region has one of the largest gender wage gaps in the nation. The gap between the median wage for a man and that of a woman in 2013 was $16,346 per year in Seattle. That is enough money for the average woman to buy 2.3 years of food or pay 12 months of rent.
The Boston Women’s Workforce Council will be in Seattle April 30th sharing how the voluntary, employer-led initiative in Boston has gotten underway. This initiative brought private sector businesses together to pledge their commitment to gender equity and work together on the gender wage gap. Come and be a part of the conversation, 12pm, April 30th at Seattle City Hall. This is the public conversation with the Boston Women’s Workforce Council including Christina Knowles, Executive Director of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council, Megan Costello, Executive Director of Boston’s Office of Women’s Advancement, an executive with a company that is participating in Boston’s initiative, and Liz Vivian, Executive Director with the Women’s Funding Alliance.
Learn how Boston’s gender pay equity compact works and what you can do to get Seattle businesses on the road to gender pay equity through our own regional initiative.
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Seattle City Councilmember