- This event has passed.
The Pursuit of Equity: Making a Way for Women in the Workplace
August 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
August is a notable month for reflecting on the pursuit of equality for women. On August 3rd, we recognized Black Women’s Equal Pay Day—that is, the approximate day Black women must work into 2021 to make what white non-Hispanic men made at the close of 2020. This wage gap reflects the fact that Black women make 63 cents on the dollar of their white male peers.
Near the close of the month on August 26th, we observe change that was had over a century ago, in hopes of advancing change today. This day of observance is reserved for Women’s Equality Day—the day in 1920 when our nation granted women the right to vote by passing the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Although it has been more than 100 years since women’s suffrage was achieved, the fight for gender equality is still ongoing as discrimination and disparities persist.
In its pursuit of creating a more egalitarian world, Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC) is honored to partner with Women Employed, a non-profit devoted to improving the economic status of women and removing barriers to economic equity. And in observance of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day and Women’s Equality Day, JBC invites you to join Adrienne Lawrence, JBC Principal Consultant, and Sharmili Majmudar, Executive Vice President of Policy and Organizational Impact at Women Employed for their August “Advocacy in Action” conversation on gender and racial equity in the workplace. It will be a riveting and insightful discussion you won’t want to miss.