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Gender Pay Gap 10 Cents Greater for Alaskan Women

YWCA Alaska Working to Close the Gap

Anchorage, Alaska – April 7, 2014 - Equal Pay Day for the nation is April 8 for 2014. This day marks how far into 2014 women must work to earn what men earned in 2013. However, Alaskan women must wait an entire extra month, until May 5th, to catch up. YWCA Alaska is committed to gender pay equity and will be hosting its first Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit on May 5th, Alaska’s Pay Equity Day. The Summit will begin the dialogue on issues of economic equality for Alaskan women and give young women an opportunity to shape a more equitable economic future. Please join YWCA Alaska at this event.

YWCA Alaska Presents: Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit on May 5, 2014 at Alaska Pacific University.

Alaska Pacific University, Carr-Gottstein Hall

Full Day Summit

Registration required.

If you would like further information about the Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit or have questions about women’s economic position in Alaska, contact Tamiah Liebersbach at 907.644.9611 or email at tliebersbach@ywcaak.org.

About the YWCA

YWCA Alaska began in 1989 as the YWCA of Anchorage. In 2011, the YWCA of Anchorage expanded its geographical reach to include the remaining 584,450 square miles of the state to become YWCA Alaska. YWCA Alaska is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. This is done through five major programming areas that work collaboratively to strengthen a person’s ability to thrive in today’s world. These programming areas are: Women’s Economic Empowerment, Youth Empowerment, Social Justice, Women’s Leadership and Women’s Wellness.

YWCA Worldwide

YWCA Alaska is a member of YWCA USA. Founded in 1858 and  headquartered in Washington, DC, the YWCA is a women's membership movement whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. The YWCA represents approximately 2 million women, girls and their families in the United States and 25 million women worldwide. The YWCA has more than 300 associations throughout the United States. The World YWCA is at work in more than 100 other countries.

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