Podcast by Vermont Commission on Women
Women's (un)Equal Pay Day | VCW's Equal Pay Day Podcast Series
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 is women's (un)Equal Pay Day, the day into the new year the average woman must work to catch up to the earnings the average man made in the pervious year. Based on median earnings for full-time, year-round workers, American women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to American men.
This podcast conversation centers on the ways COVID-19 impacts decisions that women and their families are making. It touches on career choice and advancement, including occupational segregation. It explores the critical role of women as essential workers and as early care and education providers in keeping women in the workforce, while calling attention to how their worth is not reflected in earnings or status.
Guests on this podcast include educator Lara Scott, the director of Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts (MOVE) at Saint Michael’s College, and Sarah MacDonald, assistant director and classroom educator at the Early Learning Center in Colchester. The conversation is introduced by VCW's executive director Cary Brown and moderated by VCW Commissioner Kellie Campbell, Chief Technology Officer at Vermont Tech and Chair of VCW’s Education and Human Development committee.
Asian American & Pacific Islander Women's (un)Equal Pay Day | VCW's Equal Pay Day Podcast Series
Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women's (un)Equal Pay Day, signifying the date into this year that the average AAPI woman must work to catch up with what the average white non-Hispanic American man made in the previous year.
Lisa Senecal, Chair of the Vermont Commission on Women hosts this first episode of our new video podcast series. Lisa sat down with Bor Yang, Executive Director of the Vermont Human Rights Commission, and Veramont State Senator Kesha Ram to discuss AAPI (un)Equal Pay Day, the impact of inequity, and their suggestions for change. Our Executive Director Cary Brown provides the introduction.