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Closing the Gap 
50 Years Seeking Equal Pay

A two-year multimedia campaign 
Produced by WQED Multimedia in partnership with YWCA Greater Pittsburgh 

Click here (pdf) for information on how to view the live October 2nd Talk Show!

Background

Gender wage ratio data show that in 1960 women earned 60.7 cents compared to a dollar earned by men. More than 50 years later, the ratio hovers at 76.5 cents to one dollar. At this pace, it is projected it will take another 45 years to approach pay equity.

Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay explores why the pay gap persists and how to improve it. We hope to arm women with information and skills to assist them in earning fair pay throughout their own careers and toward a secure retirement.

One-Hour Talk Show – Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:00pm

The campaign is anchored by a one-hour talk show with a live studio audience. Hosted by NBC Nightly News’ Sharon Epperson, featured panelists include Lilly Ledbetter, who inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; NOW President Terry O’Neill; Ms. Foundation CEO & President Teresa Younger; YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron; and AAUW Executive Director and CEO Linda Hallman. The initial live talk show broadcast will originate from the WQED studios in Pittsburgh, but will also engage viewers nationally through a free social screening application, OVEE, which allows questions and comments from the live-stream viewers.

Talk show program content will include on-set panel discussion and pre-taped video packages. Our panel of national experts will address strategies to battle outdated societal norms; increase family-friendly practices in the workplace; explore education and industry options to help women pursue higher paying careers; and drive public policies to improve social and economic injustices that disproportionately affect low-income families and women of color. 

Did You Know?

Breastfeeding decreases a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer, especially premenopausal breast cancer.

Komen.org


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