Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has just declared April 8 to be Women’s Economic Power Day. What does this mean? Let’s examine:
Women in Massachusetts earn approximately $0.20 less than every $1.00 earned by men, according to the AFL-CIO–and this, after "equal pay for equal work" was supposedly the platform of 1970s feminists that everybody could agree with.
So, examining the issues related to women and money is relevant enough. A group called LifeMoxie plans to do just that at an April 8 symposium in Cambridge. On the agenda are workshops and panels about starting your own business, negotiating salary, and networking.
Unfortunately, the symposium costs $150 to attend.
Even though meals are included, it sounds like the discussions on economic empowerment for women are accessable only to women with money.