Equal Pay

"Pay Me What You Owe Me"

"Pay Me What You Owe Me"

April 2nd is Equal Pay Day for Women. We know that all women do not make the same for some of the same jobs--but if we keep negotiating and asking, our hope is to get closer to dismantling the wage gap. Recently, Payscale.com released a report and the discrepancy in pay as it pertains to women of color was simultaneously heartbreaking yet not not surprising. Check out their comprehensive report here.

Put Some Respect On My Check

Put Some Respect On My Check

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, August 7th.

The day represents the number of extra days a black woman would have to work to earn what the average white man makes.

While black women are obtaining degrees at higher rates than other demographics, their take home pay doesn't match their ambition -- making only 63 cents for every dollar made by the average white male (all women make 80 cents on average).

#BlackWomensEqualPayDay

#BlackWomensEqualPayDay

By definition, the word *invisible* means unable to be seen, or not visible to the eye. 

As a black woman in the workplace, there have been times I have been made to feel invisible. Growing up, so many of us are told we need to work twice as hard to get half as much. 

When I heard this 80 cents number thrown around (research has suggested that women make an average of 80 cents for every dollar a white male makes), I was upset. The more I heard it, though, the more infuriated I became, because it doesn't tell the whole story: this number does not take into account that the average for women of color is often much lower! Women of color need to be included in the salary gap conversation. Point, blank, period! 

Today has been designated as **[Black Women’s Equal Pay Day][1]**. The wage gap is a persistent issues that harms women, the ones they lov

ICYMI: Work-Life Balance, with Kateri Broussard

ICYMI: Work-Life Balance, with Kateri Broussard

This past Friday, we discussed "work-life balance" as part of our monthly #memocareerchats on Twitter. This month, we were joined by Kateri Broussard, Respiratory Speciality Representative at Astrazenica. She is also the District Director of College Chapters for Kappa Alpha Theta, a wife, a mentor, and a mother of two young boys. We discussed  a number of topics, including work-life balance, self-care, coming back from maternity leave, and having the right support system. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork.

Informed, Uninformed, or Unconcerned

Informed, Uninformed, or Unconcerned

In January, I had the pleasure of attending the historic Women’s March in Washington, DC. It was such an epic experience for me, and I am still amazed by all the women coming together to march for so many different causes. All of those diverse causes led to one place, though: **equality**.