Women make up nearly half of the workforce in the United States today, yet they continue to earn much less than men. On average, women in the United States make 81 cents for every dollar a man earns. But the keyword here is “average” because the pay gap is even wider for WOC. Black women earn 63 cents for every dollar a man makes, Native American women just 60 cents, and Latina only 55 cents. And although Asian American and Pacific Islander women earn 85 cents for every dollar a man makes, on average—that’s still 15 cents less than it should be.
This brings us to Equal Pay Day, a day that symbolizes how far into the year 2021 women would have to work, on average, in order to match what men earned in 2020. This year, Equal Pay Day falls on March 24th, which means women would have to work an extra 83 days, on average, in order to achieve equal pay with men.) So, in an effort to narrow the gap and make Equal Pay Day a thing of the past, we’re hosting Equal Pay Day Summit Presented by Mastercard to bring you a lineup of empowering workshops, insightful roundtable conversations, and mentor power hours to tackle everything from salary negotiation to money management and so much more.
Read on to learn more about everything we have planned and what you need to know to make the most of it. If you haven’t already, be sure to RSVP for free ASAP!
Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
TUNE IN FROM HOME
First things first! On Wednesday, March 24th, you’ll receive an email with the link to access the Equal Pay Day Summit event site. Please note: All content will go live on Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), including the launch of the Equal Pay Day Summit event site. To find out what time a session is happening in your time zone, use this handy time zone converter.
The digital summit is made up of pre-recorded video sessions hosted via Vimeo and live video sessions streaming via Zoom. We recommend that you have a strong WiFi connection and update to the latest version of Zoom for the best experience. The summit is optimized for desktop, so it is best viewed via a computer or laptop, rather than a tablet or phone.
While the live content is specifically designed to be watched in real-time, you’ll be able to access and view it until Thursday, April 1st at 5 pm PDT (Insiders, you have all-access even after the cutoff via your C&C Insiders dashboard!).
Equal Pay Day Summit is built just like our in-person conferences, which, of course, you all know and love. We have a stacked schedule with an A-list line-up of speakers so we suggest taking notes along the way.
It’s going to be HUGE so we recommend getting a head start on planning out your day now.
THINGS TO PREP AHEAD OF TIME
Here are a few things to prep before the big day so it goes off without a hitch:
Stay tuned for exciting announcements and updates by following along on our social at @createcultivate. Don’t forget to tag @createcultivate and use the hashtag #CCEqualPayDaySummit for the chance to be featured in our Instagram Stories throughout the day! (Psst… Search “Create Cultivate” on Instagram to use our custom GIFs.)
C&C INSIDERS’ PERKS
Live chat with a C&C specialist on CreateCultivate.com. You’ll see a “Chat With Us” pop-up in the bottom right corner of your screen.
WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU ONLINE! Who are you most excited to hear speak? Which session are you looking forward to most? Tell us in the comments below!