Posted on: Saturday, March 7th, 2020
In recognition of International Women’s Day, it is important to take note of the inequality occurring in society; this includes the inequality in payment at work for women.
It is estimated that women earn $0.77 for every $1 that is earned by men for the same jobs. This may not seem significant, but it is a meaningful difference as it adds up; especially when women are working hard in their jobs. It also displays a negative view that men are valued more in society. Empowering women about advancing their rights and fighting against problematic policies/values in society is crucial in order to make meaningful change.
For all the women out there who are struggling with the power dynamics in the workplace and working hard with a lack of reciprocity, it is time to stand for your rights and tackle these issues among society. Empowering each other to talk to employers by discussing the needs of increased pay are beneficial ways of addressing the issue. Expressing the reasons you need increased pay can be for furthering education, making investments on housing, and many others. Women can also seek counselling to help approach this issue, which can provide them with skills, ways to approach it, and understanding what they value and want out of the situation.
Ladies, it is time for a change and if you are in need of assistance with it, please contact us today so we can help you with issues related to getting the most out of your life and knowing your worth.