April 12, 2016 is National Equal Pay Day!

April 12, 2016 is national Equal Pay Day. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year, based on national average salaries. In Wyoming, since the wage gap is so much wider than the national average, it takes women even longer to “catch up.” To raise awareness of pay inequity and its causes, the Wyoming Women’s Foundation chose this day to release a new report, The Wage Gap Between Wyoming’s Men and Women: 2016, authored by Dr. Cathy Connolly of the University of Wyoming Gender and Women’s Studies Department with data prepared by the Wyoming Survey Analysis Center (WYSAC) at the University of Wyoming. The research was funded by theAnnie E. Casey Foundation through the Kids Count partnership with theWyoming Community Foundation.