MAKERS On Equal Pay

By MAKERS Team

Apr 12, 2016

MAKERS On Equal Pay

"Every society, including our own for all its movement, has always depended on the unpaid labor of women." -Marie Wilson

In honor of today's Equal Pay Day, our MAKERS are looking back on their experiences with pay discrimination.

From activist Gloria Steinem to media mogul Oprah Winfrey, many MAKERS have had to fight to be compensated fairly for their work.

And the struggle's not over: in 2012, women were paid 77 percent of what men were paid. That discrepancy hasn't changed since 2002. It's a hard pill to swallow, especially when 41 percent of today's mothers are breadwinners for their families.

Watch this video above to start a conversation on wage discrimination and how we can push to get more equality.

NEXT: The Struggle For Equality Experienced by Young Women Today »

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