On the evening of June 18th, Project W, a women’s giving circle, hosted the second of a multi-part Educational Series called “Economic Inequality: The Impact on Women”. Rebecca Reeves, of the New Choices Career Development Program, shared her insight and knowledge about the economic inequality of women right here in Delaware County.
Project W members learned that Pennsylvania is ranked 31st for gender equality, one of the worst in the country. Members also learned about wage gap facts in Pennsylvania. Women in Pennsylvania make 79 cents to a man’s dollar and it is even worse for women of color. Some factors contributing to the wage gap are: institutional biases such as ageism, racism, and sexism, the inability to recover lost wages from career gaps, negative perceptions of women in power, and a general lack of assertiveness and salary negotiation skills.
Some of the ways we can help is to advocate, hire or mentor a woman, give to agencies and organizations that ensure the safety and well being of women, and increase diversity in your workplace and in your personal life.
Please join us for Project W’s next Session
Please join us for the last presentation of our Spring Educational Series on Monday July 22, 2019 to learn about the mental and emotional health needs of families.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Michelle Atkins, a licensed psychologist and former school psychologist. A graduate of George Washington University and Tufts University, Dr. Atkins maintains a full-time private practice. Her areas of specialty include: anxiety, mood disorders, family transitions, emotional issues related to health impairments, and grief and loss. She will discuss anxiety and depression in teen girls, as well as pathways to treat emotional distress and build resilience.