News release from the YWCA:
YWCA Northeast Indiana to Host Rally in Recognition of Equal Pay Day
(April 1, 2013) – On Tuesday, April 9, at 10:00 a.m. at its 1610 Spy Run Avenue office in Fort Wayne, YWCA Northeast Indiana will be hosting an Equal Pay Day Rally. This date marks the amount of time into a new year that a woman typically has to work to achieve the income the average man earned the previous year. Each year on this day, the YWCA Northeast Indiana sponsors an event to stress the ways to close the pay gap.
The following day, a continental breakfast and panel discussion on Pay Equity will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. This event is sponsored by YWCA Northeast Indiana, AAUW, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, League of Women Voters and Women’s Bureau. The panel will be comprised of community leaders discussing the wage gap for women. As space is limited, to attend this event, please RSVP to YWCA Northeast Indiana Administrative Coordinator Sue Hiatt ator (260) 424-4908 ext.254.
Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast is pleased to be a partnering organization in Women’s Pay Equity Week for 2013. In addition to helping with the planning and execution of the week’s events, members of the college’s Career Services staff will be assisting with rÃ©sumÃ©s and job-search strategies following the rally at the YWCA on April 9.
For more information or materials regarding Equal Pay Day or pay equity, please contact YWCA Northeast Indiana Development and Communications Assistant Sydney Weaver at or (260) 424-4908 ext.287.
About the YWCA
The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. Worldwide, the YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.
Since 1894, the YWCA Northeast Indiana, which serves Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, and Whitley counties, has given voice to the concerns of women and provided services to meet the changing needs of women and their families. A nonprofit organization, the YWCA operates Indiana’s oldest domestic violence shelter, providing shelter and services to women, men and children escaping domestic violence. The YWCA welcomes the interest and participation of both women and men committed to this vision. The organization receives support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other groups, and is a United Way Partner Agency in each county served.