To recognize National Equal Pay Day and to raise awareness of pay equity and wage
discrimination, Business and Professional Women (BPW)/St. Petersburg-Pinellas will hold its 16th annual
“Unhappy Hour” on April 2, the symbolic day that the average woman in the United States finally earns
the same amount of pay that her male counterpart earned in the previous calendar year. According to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in September 2018, the average woman makes just 80.5 cents for
every dollar a man is paid, reflecting a gap that results in hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost wages
over the course of a career. Median salaries of all full-time, year-round workers showed women earned
an average of $41,977 compared to men’s $52,146 in 2017.
The public is invited to attend this free event. No RSVP is necessary. Light appetizers and a cash
bar will be available.