The Zonta Club of Eugene-Springfield is holding their annual community Forum in honor of International Women’s Day—March 8, 2016. As a member of this club (and the larger organization Zonta International), I wanted to let friends, fans, and community members know of this upcoming event.
The 2016 Forum is A Panel on Gender Wage Equality held on March 8, at the Downtown Hilton Hotel in Eugene, OR from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Forum panel speakers are:
- Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software
- Kim Thompson, Workforce Analyst with Oregon Employment Department, and
- Kate Parker, professional trainer with Effective Communication Consultants.
A buffet luncheon will be served. Cost is $25.00 per person OR $200.00 for a table sponsorship (eight seats with lunch, table signage, and program mention.)
Below is a pdf with the registration particulars and contact information. I’ve also included below that selected articles that address the topic of gender wage equality. I hope to see you at the Forum!
Articles about gender wage equality issues
The Guardian has recently been running a number of articles on this very topic. University professor and author Katie Roiphe shares a poignant and all-too-familiar story in “Why am I being paid less than my male colleagues?”
She shares her struggles, second-guessing herself, and her determination to succeed in asking for and receiving equal pay. It’s a great read.
Written as a quasi-advice column piece, (and perhaps also jabbing at this stereotypical media format for addressing women), Harriet Minter takes a realistic (and thus, somewhat bitter) look at “tips” women need to negotiate for more equitable wages in “Equal pay day: a woman’s guide to getting a pay rise.”
And finally, for this post, author Ines Wichert’s piece on “What does success look like for women today?” wherein she offers research on this topic as well as take-aways from an IBM forum and a Professional Women’s Network forum. Fascinating information on a really important and timely topic!
What do you think about this? What are your experiences? I’d love to hear from you!