According to an up-to-date study by Francine Blau and Lawrence Kahn, the current wage gap for annual earnings is 21 cents: On average, women earn 79 cents for every dollar a man earns.

She noted that the argument many make to discredit women's efforts at negotiation is a prickly one. The Independent Women's Forum just released a new report, Working for Women: A Modern Agenda for Improving Women's Lives, which details conservative policy reforms to give women more workplace flexibility, job opportunities, and more resources and better options for balancing work and family life. They work out of necessity. An African-American woman who will lose $877,000. So they have to negotiate carefully.

"Women are significantly more likely than men to leave a job or reduce their hours to care for children".

Obama spoke to a mostly female audience at the house Tuesday, including Sen. Additionally, Hired's Equal Pay Day survey says that the average salary offer made to women is 3 percent less than what is offered to men.

Pat Dialpaz, St. George AAUW scholarship co-chairwoman, said women need to become aware of wage gaps, adding they should be educated about these issues at an early age. "This isn't a women's issue". Treasurer Deborah Goldberg introduced a new website to provide citizens and businesses with resources to close the gender wage gap at the Equal Pay Day conference this morning at the Omni Parker House. She wrote an op-ed for the New York Times, and – among other things – mentioned her bonus after the us women's World Cup victory last summer was $75,000 while their male counterparts were paid $390,000 each as a bonus.

Golfer's announcement does not include a breakdown of how women and men are compensated at Facebook. "There's no discount for being a woman – groceries don't cost us less, rent doesn't cost us less, so why should we be paid less?".

The proposed Paycheck Fairness Act is an important weapon in the battle against wage-bias against women, she noted.

If elected, she would be the first female president of the United States. "I worked very hard to make difficult situations into learning experiences and my family can attest", says Desiree.

Among the bills drafted, Lawmakers hope for both penalties for work places who discriminate or pay unequally, and rewards for those who uphold equal pay.