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The New Tropic – Equal Pay Miami-Dade

Women in Miami make 87 cents for every dollar a man makes. Fight back.

Today the average woman with a graduate degree makes 87 cents for every dollar a man makes despite a decades-long quest for equal pay. One in every five women in Miami-Dade are living in poverty conditions and could be lifted above that if they were simply paid as much as men doing the same jobs.

So it seemed obvious to The Women’s Fund that if they wanted to fight poverty, they had to fight the pay gap too. That’s how Equal Pay Miami-Dade got started. By 2020, they hope to cut the pay gap in half.


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Your South Florida – Equal Pay for Equal Work

Women are the primary breadwinners in almost two-thirds of U.S. households, yet gender pay inequality sees them earning .78 for every dollar a man earns. Hoping to close this wage gap, Women’s Fund Miami-Dade has launched a new campaign – “Equal Pay Miami-Dade”. Women’s Fund Board Chair Janet Altman joins us to explain how this initiative plans to change these statistics, and bring these women out of poverty through workshops and empowerment. From WBPT – Your South Florida PBS

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The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade launches Equal Pay Miami-Dade

By Debbie Korge, Executive Director, The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade

Dear Friends,

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones in good health and enjoying your summer!
I am pleased share the news with you, our long-time supporters, about The Women’s Fund’s new campaign:Equal Pay Miami-Dade. Because you have been an integral part of our success, we are sharing this exciting news personally with you this morning as it is officially released to the public.
Last year we did a great deal of research to see how we can become a more strategic change-maker in Miami-Dade County.  We are very proud of our 24 years working to change the lives of women and girls through education advocacy and grant-making, and we felt we could do more to impact our community.  We decided to embark on a multi-year, collaborative campaign to create structural change that will improve the quality of life in Miami-Dade.

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Pay women equally, and we will cut poverty in half in Miami-Dade

By Janet Kyle Altman, Board Chair, The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade

What Can I Do?

Our goal is to make sure every woman in Miami-Dade County is paid fairly — women doing the same jobs as men should be paid equally.

We’re looking for leading organizations to join us in a compact to bring pay equity to every workplace.

Signing the Compact gives employers the opportunity to be part of a diverse group of companies – large and small, for-profit and nonprofit – leading the way toward gender pay equity.

Join Us – Sign the Compact