When the U.S. ladies’s nationwide soccer staff (WNT) gained their 2019 FIFA Ladies’s World Cup on July 7, the stadium erupted right into a unified chant: “Equal pay!” Earlier within the 12 months, WNT gamers had filed a class-action lawsuit towards the U.S. Soccer Federation claiming unequal pay in contrast with the boys’s staff, regardless of extra success on the sector. The WNT victory—and ensuing nationwide debate on equal pay—have intensified the highlight on ladies’s equality within the office.
In the present day (August 26) is Ladies’s Equality Day, which commemorates the passage of the 19th Modification, granting ladies the suitable to vote. Ladies’s Equality Day additionally calls consideration to ladies’s persevering with efforts towards full equality in all facets of life, together with employment.
We’re commemorating the day with a slideshow which examines legislative efforts to shut the gender pay hole in addition to the motion to remodel office cultures nationwide in order that they’re genuinely offering ladies the identical alternatives to achieve success.