So working mothers, do you know the significance of the date April 25th? If not, you should. It is on this date that our salaries as working women will finally catch up to the average man´s salary for the year of 2005!
Since working women make only 76 cents to each dollar that is paid out to men, it is estimated that we will lose half a million dollars over the course of our working life. Now that´s not a small lump of change (I say, as I sit here thinking of all of the things that I could do with that type of money.)
This year on April 25th you might spot a lot of women carrying red purses to work, which is a visible reminder of the difference in salary between the sexes. So if you´d like to join in the fight to narrow the salary gap, head to the office with a red bag on that date and voice your concern by contacting your state legislators.