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YWCA Alaska Gender Pay Equity Initiative Year Two Report & Funding Campaign Kickoff

Today at noon


Anchorage, Alaska –– YWCA Alaska ‘s initiative to eliminate the gender pay gap in Alaska by 2025 has gained incredible traction. Join us to learn about our progress to date, our new exciting funding campaign and our plans for 2017.


About YWCA Alaska’s Gender Pay Gap Initiative

In May of 2014 our Board of Directors passed a bold resolution to eliminate the gender pay gap in Alaska by 2025. Why now? Because Alaska’s economy loses over $1.2 billion dollars annually as a result of this pay gap. And while nationally, women are paid 0.80 cents for every dollar a man makes, in Alaska women earn only 0.67 cents on the dollar.


YWCA Alaska is the first organization in the country to put a date on ending the gender pay gap with a groundbreaking four-element approach.


Public endorsers include Alaska Governor Bill Walker, the full U.S. Alaska Delegation, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, State Senate President Kevin Meyer, BP Alaska, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, and Providence Health & Services Alaska.


• What: EconEquity Year Two Report

• When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

• Where: YWCA Alaska Office, 324 E. 5th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501


YWCA Alaska is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen our community. YWCA Alaska is part of an international movement serving over 2 million in the United States and 25 million worldwide. For comprehensive information about this important work, go to: www.ywcaak.org and www.ywca.org.


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