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Equal Pay Day: Understanding the Pay Gap in 2018 and How to Fix It

April 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Equal Pay Day panel featuring Dina Bakst and Professor Hannah Riley-Bowles, moderated by Heather Romero.

In the United States, women currently earn 80 cents for each dollar earned by a man. This statistic is even more shocking for women of color. This panel will discuss the origins of this gap and the progress that has been made up until point. Panelists will discuss their work on these issues and proposals for continuing to narrow the gap.

Dina Bakst is Co-Founder and Co-President of A Better Balance (ABB), a leading national legal advocacy organization, headquartered in New York City, dedicated to advancing the rights of working families, promoting fairness in the workplace, and helping workers across the economic spectrum care for their families without risking their economic security.

Professor Hannah Riley Bowles is a Senior Lecturer and chair of the Management, Leadership, and Decision Sciences Area. She is a leading expert on how gender influences pay negotiations and more broadly on negotiation as a micro-mechanism of inequality. Her current research focuses on women’s leadership advancement, examining both situational barriers and individual strategies.


April 10, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Wasserstein Hall, Room 1023
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States


Women’s Law Association