International Parity at Work Day 

January 11th is International Parity at Work Day. The World Economic Forum said in 2017 that workplace gender parity will take 170 years to achieve. Folks, it doesn’t have to take that long. International Parity at Work Day celebrates diverse work environments and promotes equitable pay regardless of an employee’s gender.

Why do women receive lower pay for equivalent work? There are plenty of reasons, though some simply have to do with men’s unwillingness to resist the system. Men often don’t challenge other men when they witness discrimination. The “boys club” mentality often keeps women out of the executive boardroom.