Welcome to Wednesday. Today is Equal Pay Day, or the day that white women have to work to equal what white men made in 2020. The gap is even greater for women of color and worst of all for Latina women.
Utah currently has the second-worst gender pay gap in America. A Harvard Business Review article last month highlighted the huge disparities in the area of venture funding: women-led startups received only 2.3% of venture capital funding. “Some speculate that the pandemic made investors more wary of risks and more likely to stick to their existing networks — which is very much a “boys’ club” and tougher for women to break into,” they write. Only about 12% of decision makers at VC firms are women, and most firms still don’t have a single female partner.
If you only have time for one thing today: Read the article below about two remarkable women who celebrate their birthdays today: Matilda Joslyn Gage and Dorothy Height. They’re amazing.
21 days until the end of the Cox/Henderson administration’s first 100 days (04/14/2021) 31 days until the United Utah Party Organizing Convention (04/24/2021) 37 days until the Biden/Harris administration’s first 100 days are up (04/30/2021) 38 days until the Utah GOP Organizing Convention (05/01/2021) 171 days until half-way through the Cox/Henderson’s administration’s 500-day plan (09/11/2021)