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.
VCW will release the second podcast in a series recognizing various equal pay days in 2021. This 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.