How To Negotiate For Equal Pay, According To Twenty Black Women Leaders

Today is August 7, 2018, which is equal pay day for black women. The day represents the average number of days beyond 2017 that they work to make the same income as their white male counterparts. According to many sources, that specific average is $0.63 for every $1 earned by a male white counterpart. Compared to the 2017 day, which fell on July 31, the gap increased for black women by an additional week, and closing the gap could mean an additional $870,000 in income for most black women, according to the National Women’s Law Center.