AAUW Greensboro – serving our community since 1912

Monday evening, June 12th, 5:30 to 8:30 PM, Congregational United Church of Christ, 400 W Radiance Drive

Facilitator: Virginia Adamson; Event is FREE for working women and those entering or reentering the workforce; Space is limited, On line Registration is required.

The gender pay equity gap data is compelling. In the US 6th Congressional District, a female makes 81.6% less than a male in an equivalent job or position and equivalent education and experience.  We must bridge this gap with strategic initiatives that employ legislative and educational components. Work Smart and $tart$mart are designed to help working women and those women who will soon be entering or reentering the workforce. Attendees will be better prepared to start out with a sound compensation package and to keep up throughout their careers.

AAUW is highly regarded as a research and fact-based organization. The gender pay gap hurts women of all backgrounds, and it has far-reaching consequences for women’s financial security. Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what men are paid. Latinas are paid 54 cents to every dollar white, non-Hispanic men are paid; American Indian and Alaska Native women 58 cents; Native Hawaiian women 60 cents; African American women 63 cents; white women 75 cents; and Asian American women 85 cents. The gender pay gap starts just one year out of college with women making 82 cents to a man’s dollar, and the disadvantages only worsen over time. That’s why it’s crucial to establish a fair salary early on.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners. For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW Greensboro is one of approximately twenty local branches in North Carolina. With over 75 members and several college/university partner affiliates, the organization meets monthly from September to April. In addition, we hold special events of interest to members and of service to women and girls in Greensboro such as $tart$mart and TriadTechSavvy.