Today on Black Women's Equal Pay Day, the Lean In community is teaming up with small businesses across the country to offer 37% discounts to represent the pay gap for Black women.
From pet stores in Chicago to photography studios in New York to popsicle shops in Atlanta, these businesses are coming together to show their support for equal pay. We've already heard from people who got a discount on their morning cup of coffee or on their fitness class to start the day.
This idea came out of a Lean In Circle in D.C., which has partnered with local businesses to offer discounts on Equal Pay Day for the past three years. We're proud to #LeanInTogether with our community across the country to highlight an issue that matters to all of us.
Last night, the Lean In Computer Science and Engineering Chapter celebrated the close of the #leaninterns program which connected 650+ engineering interns in the Bay Area. Congrats to all the future techies who created Circles this summer. We hope you continue to #leanintogether and encourage each other to do more, go further, and change the world.
Careers in computer science and engineering are great for women - the work is high-impact, flexible, well paid, and exciting. But female participation in these fields is plummeting. We're working to create networks of support for women in CS&E, and last night the Lean In Computer Science and Engineering Chapter hosted a kick-off event for our Lean IN-terns program, which connects CS&E interns in the Bay Area. This year, we have over 650 interns representing 190 companies. We can't wait to see what they achieve this summer. 🏻🏽🏾🏿
#20percentcounts was inspired by @lean_in_dc, a Lean In Circle that has run this #equalpayday initiative for the past 3 years. We are so happy we got to work with them and other leaders this year to bring this campaign coast to coast. Talk about the power of women supporting one another. 🏻🏽🏿
We this! Just one of the many, amazing Lean In Circles leading grassroots #equalpayday campaigns across the U.S. to raise awareness of the gender pay gap. #20percentcounts
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Tomorrow, Lean In Circles in 25 U.S. cities from Des Moines to D.C. are partnering with hundreds of small businesses to offer 20% discounts and special offers to recognize #EqualPayDay. Beyond excited to be working with our community to highlight an issue that matters to all of us. #20PercentCounts
Tomorrow is #EqualPayDay. On average, women in the U.S. are still paid 20% less than men. When you break the pay gap down by race and ethnicity, it is even worse: Black women are paid 37% less and Hispanic women are paid 46% less than white men. This pay gap penalizes women who work hard every day. It hurts our families, our businesses, and our communities. Every woman deserves to be paid what she's worth. Hit the link in our bio for the latest research about the pay gap.
We're joining forces with @LUNAbar, @lyft, @ProcterGamble, @salesforce, and hundreds of businesses across 25 U.S. cities to offer 20% discounts or special offers for #EqualPayDay. On average, women in the U.S. are paid 20% less than men--and Black and Hispanic women are paid even less. Women and families deserve their 20% today and every day. Show your support: #20PercentCounts
DeMarcus Cousins leans in as an All-Star Dad. Tell us how you #LeanInTogether.
Excited to kick off our third season of #LeanInTogether with the @NBA! Men have an important role to play in reaching gender equality, and everyone benefits when they do. How do you #LeanInTogether?
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A world in which all women and girls can reach their full potential will be a better world for all of us. Happy International Women's Day from Lean In! #IWD2017
The wage gap for Asian women in the U.S. has closed by only 16¢ in the last 25 years. March 7 marks #AAPIEqualPay Day, when Asian women's pay overall catches up to what white men made in 2016—a whole two months later.
Educating one girl for one day costs less than a loaf of bread or a newspaper. It’s a small investment that can change the world. #GirlsCount@onecampaign
Right now, 130 million girls are out of school. If the number of girls out of school formed a country, it would be the tenth largest on the planet – bigger than Japan or Germany. #PovertyIsSexist@onecampaign
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Win 100 straight games:
Last night @uconnwbb became the first NCAA team – men's or women's – to win 100 games in a row!