Women Creating Change is proud to release the WCC report, Closing the Gender Pay Gap: Why Pay Equity Has Stalled in New York City and the Urgent Need for Action in partnership with The New School Center for New York City Affairs.
Women Creating Change (WCC), in partnership with the New School’s Center for New York City Affairs, released a November 2023 report illustrating that 60 years after passage of the federal Equal Pay Act, women of all ages and in all fields still earn less than men, and crucially, progress closing that gap has slowed since 1992, including in New York City.
While the gender pay gap affects all women in New York City, it disproportionately impacts women of color. In New York City in 2022, for every $1 earned by a white man, white women earned 86 cents, Asian women earned 71 cents, Black women earned only 57 cents, and Hispanic/Latina women earned 54 cents.
Women Creating Change (WCC) teamed with The New School: Center for New York City Affairs to explore the current state of Gender Pay Equity in New York City. We are excited to share the findings of the recent research today, and to discuss policy changes that will close this gap and have a positive impact on all women in New York City.
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We firmly believe that gender pay equity is not just an economic concern but a moral imperative. When women, especially women of color, are consistently paid less than their male counterparts for the same work, it perpetuates systemic discrimination, reinforces harmful stereotypes, and stifles the potential of our entire city.
To launch the report, we hosted an event at The New School, featuring an exceptional assembly of influential women, including First Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright, Council Member Gale A. Brewer, Interim President of The New School Dr. Donna Shalala, who offered welcome remarks sharing their personal experiences with pay inequity. Then, we hosted an incredibly thoughtful and insightful panel, featuring Jennifer Jones Austin,Esq., CEO of FPWA, Camille Emeagwali, Senior Vice President of Programs and Strategic Learning at The New York Women’s Foundation, Lorraine Hariton, President and CEO of Catalyst, Michelle Jackson, Executive Director of Human Services Council of NY, and Beverly Neufeld, President of PowHer NY (moderated by Maricella Herrera Avila).
You can watch the full video here.