Tuesday is Equal Pay Day — the day women's earnings "catch up" to men's earnings from the previous year. It's also a great day to raise awareness about America's persistent gender pay gap.
Although more than 50 years ago President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, making it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform the same work, little progress has been made: Women are still typically paid just 80 cents on every dollar paid to men. And newly proposed federal legislation aimed at helping to close the loopholes in the Equal Pay Act— known as the Paycheck Fairness Act — has been stalled for years in Congress.
With many women now the breadwinners in 40 percent of households, compared with just 11 percent in 1960, the gender gap is no longer a women's issue but a family issue.
InHerSight is helping to change that.