Today the average woman with a graduate degree makes 87 cents for every dollar a man makes despite a decades-long quest for equal pay. One in every five women in Miami-Dade are living in poverty conditions and could be lifted above that if they were simply paid as much as men doing the same jobs.
So it seemed obvious to The Women’s Fund that if they wanted to fight poverty, they had to fight the pay gap too. That’s how Equal Pay Miami-Dade got started. By 2020, they hope to cut the pay gap in half.