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Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages. Today more than ever, equal pay has become front and center, especially since the women in Hollywood are speaking out about the disparity in wages between men and women.

When is Equal Pay Day?

It is “celebrated” annually but a date is picked based on how far into the year women will make what men made the following year.

Type of Holiday?

Unofficial Holiday.

How can you honor Equal Pay Day?

  • Businesses can review the pay of men and women in their company and see how they can achieve equal pay.
  • Contact your local politician and tell them how important equal pay is
  • Join a Women’s Business Group

Trivia/Facts about the Holiday?

  • Women are paid less straight out of college
  • Actress Michelle Williams made $80 for re-filming scenes in a movie, while her co-star, Mark Whalberg made $1.5 million dollars for re-shooting his scenes. They both had the same agents, as well
  • The pay gap in Hollywood isn’t getting better, but women are beginning to push back
  • The Pay Equity Act was passed in 1987
  • The average woman’s unadjusted annual salary has been cited as 78% to 82% of that of the average man’s salary

Famous Birthdays:

  • Mandy Moore – Actress
  • Steven Seagal – Actor
  • Charlie Hunnam – Actor
  • Alex Pettyfer – Actor
  • Omar Sharif – Actor
  • Babyface – Singer

Popular Social Media Hashtags:

#nationalequalpayday #equalpayday



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