In an attempt to address the disparity of pay between men in women, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women is partnering with the American Association of University (AAUW) and their Work Smart Program to host free workshops for women discussing salary negotiation. These events are part of an ongoing initiative to close the gender pay gap:
“In Pennsylvania, women working full-time are paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to a white male, and the gap is even wider for women of color. Since 2018, the Commission for Women has been working to advocate for legislative and policy changes to equal pay laws and business practices on a statewide level. Specifically, the Commission joined First Lady Frances Wolf to host a series of roundtable discussions on equal pay following Governor Wolf’s 2018 equal pay executive order for state employees” (Office of The Governor, 2019).
For additional information, there is an online article which can be found here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/commission-for-women-to-host-free-salary-negotiation-workshops-to-help-close-gender-pay-gap-in-pennsylvania/
Those who are interested in attending one of the workshops must register on the AAUW website here: https://salary.aauw.org/pa/
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