Project Description: Since emerging as the Equal Pay Campaign in 2007, PowHer New York has been the leading voice for women's economic equality in New York State. Through our intersectional advocacy, we have advanced an agenda that supports and expands protections and rights for women. Now we need to be sure that women of all backgrounds understand their rights and are able to advocate on their own behalf to ensure employers comply. PowHerNY requests your support to make this happen: through Pow
PowHerNY works on many issues, but we lead on pay equity, which continues to be a priority and challenge for women. Women still earn less than what men earn: for every dollar earned by the average New York State man, the average woman earned $0.89. Latinas make 54 cents for each dollar a white male is paid, and African American women 65 cents, stunning statistics. The average woman loses $450,000 to gender-based wage discrimination in a lifetime. Older women are disproportionately impacted: more
PowHer Tools for Economic Equality will be a modular research-based toolkit to educate workers across New York on gender-based economic equality in the workplace. As a result of this work, knowledge of protections and rights for workers, especially as relates to women's economic equality, will be expanded, improving financial stability and work opportunities for women and their families.. PowHer Tools for Economic Equality will be adaptable to multiple populations. However, we are especially tar
The goal of all of PowHerNY's work is to eliminate the gender pay gap and create true economic equality and equality of opportunity in the workplace. PowHerTools for Economic Equality will equip women with the knowledge they need to ensure current regulations are enforced and raise the floor on what they can expect at work. This will be an empowering experience for women, and improve their lives through increased income, reduced discrimination and harassment at work, and greater opportunity.