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Equal Pay Day 2018 - TBA
Equal Pay Day Chicago is Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Daley Plaza (Clark and Washington) starting at noon. Rain location is the Daley Center lobby.
Each year, Equal Pay Day is recognized world-wide to bring greater awareness to the racial and gender pay disparities. In the United States, the April date symbolically marks how far into a new year the average woman must work to earn as much as the average white man did in the previous year.
Join us! Equal Pay Day Chicago is both a focal point to raise awareness of pay equality, and a platform for organizations to collaborate across the state. We invite you to be a part of this effort. Contact us through email or any of the social media platforms below.
Sally Lou Loveman (M.C.) – After 25 years as Audience Producer on the Oprah show, Sally Lou founded Lovespeaks in 2012 to foster personal and professional development.
Barbara Yong – Barb initiated Equal Pay Day Chicago in 2010 and has chaired the committee of over 60 sponsors ever since. An advocate of women’s causes throughout her career, she is a partner with law firm Golan Christie Taglia.
FM Supreme – Born and raised in Chicago, Jessica Disu (aka FM Supreme), is an internationally known poet, activist and "humanitarian rap artist.”
Maria Pesquiera – President and CEO, Mujeres Latinas en Accion. Named “A Woman of Influence” by the Chicago Business Journal in 2015, Maria has advocated for the Latino community and women’s equality for over 20 years.
Janice Glenn – Acting Director of the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR). Appointed in 2016, Janice oversees the agency's prime directive to prohibit discriminating for any reason including sex, race, religion, age and marital status.
Sharmili Majmudar – Director of Strategic Partnerships, Women Employed. Sharmili is responsible for developing and leading collaborations between organization and employers to improve workplace practices.
Dorri McWhorter– CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. Dedicated to improving the world, Dorri serves on Mayor Emmanuel’s Commission for a Safer Chicago in addition to her duties at the YWCA .
KEYNOTE - Co-Chairs of the Women’s March on Chicago:
Watch last year's event on CAN-TV
WHO WE ARE
Thank you to our generous sponsors: American Association of University Women (AAUW-Illinois) Illinois Federation of Business Women (IFBW) Professional Women’s Club of Chicago (PWCC) The Wood Law Office, LLC
Equal Pay Day Chicago includes the following supporting organizations:
AAUW Chicago LoopAAUW Chicago, Inc.AAUW Northwest SuburbsAAUW Palos Orland BranchAAUW Wheaton/Glen EllynABA Commission on Women in the ProfessionAffinity Community ServicesAlpha Kappa Alpha, Chi Omega Omega ChapterArise ChicagoBellows Law GroupBlacks in GovernmentCBA Young Lawyers Section on Women in the LawChicago Area Women's History CouncilChicago Commission on Human RelationsChicago Foundation for WomenChicago NOWChicago Real Estate WomenChicago Women in TradesChinese American Service LeagueCoalition of Labor Union WomenCook County Commission on Human Rights and Women's IssuesCook County Office of the PresidentCrux CreativeDominican University Domestic Abuse Stops HereEnterprising and Professional Women - USAFederally Employed Women - Windy CityGolan Christie Taglia LLPIllinois Association of Hispanic State EmployeesIllinois Department of Human RightsIllinois Federation of Business Women's ClubsIllinois NOWIllinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Women and the LawImani Pearls Community Development FoundationJewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan ChicagoLULAC of IllinoisLawyers' Committee for Better HousingLeague of Women VotersLove SpeaksMom+Baby ChicagoThe Momentum GroupMujeres Latinas en AccionNational Council of Jewish Women, Illinois State Policy Advocacy NetworkNational Employment Lawyers Association, Illinois ChapterNEIU Women's and Gender Studies ProgramNorth/Northwest Suburban NOWNorthwestern University School of Law, Women's Leadership CoalitionOrganizing for ActionOff the Sidelines ChicagoOffice of the Attorney GeneralOffice of the Lt. GovernorPlanned Parenthood of IllinoisProfessional Women's Club of ChicagoRestaurant Opportunities Center ChicagoShriver CenterUN Women Chicago Metropolitan ChapterUS Department of Labor, Women's BureauUS Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionWomen EmployedWomen's Bar Association of IllinoisWomen's Center at DePaul UniversityWomen's Leadership and Mentoring AllianceThe Wood Law Office, LLCWorking Women History ProjectYWCA Metropolitan Chicago