"Make noise. Make people aware of the situation, and don't let up." ~ Theresa Sutton
It's hard to talk about the gender wage gap. We might fear getting fired for bringing it up, whether to our managers or on social media. We might not even consider asking for more money, or we might not know how to start.
In this video, some of the women of influence who went to #ObamaTownHall in Charlotte, North Carolina make some noise. These articulate, impressive and successful bloggers and social media influencers share their own stories of wage discrimination, the challenges of salary negotiation, and their struggles to get by.
They tell of the heartbreaking challenge of motivating our daughters to excel amid inequality.
These women also talk about how important it is for young women to negotiate their salary right away—did you know the wage gap gets wider the more senior you are?
And they talk seriously about our responsibility as influencers to lead by example. If we keep going the way we are, the gap won't close for another 124 years.
That's unacceptable. It's time to make noise.
Women of Influence at the #ObamaTownHall
(Names in bold appear in the video.)
Jessica Ballard, Positive Inspired Living
Susannah Brinkley, Feast + West
Tiffany Dahle, Peanut Blossom
Jennifer DeCurtins, Peanut Butter Runner
Nichole Esmon, Butterscotch Sundae
Julia Fain, Tag and Tibby
Abbie Gale, All That Makes You …
Lena Gott, What Mommy Does
Katie Harding, Mom Favorites
Tracey Harrelson, The Kitchen Is My Playground
Michelle Jones, PinQue
Kate Kelly, My Mommy Brain
Monique Kilgore, Divas Can Cook
Michelle Lee, The Adventures of Supermom
Katie Levans, Honeystuck
Melissa Llado, Serendipity and Spice
Towanda Long, Queenocracy
Tamara Marbury, Blitz and Glam
Christin Mahrlig, Spicy Southern Kitchen
Becky Mansfield, Your Modern Family
Dana McCurdy, Queen of My Castle 3
Chrissie Nelson, Off The Eaten Path
Erin Odom, The Humbled Homemaker
Amelia Old, Pretty in the Queen City
Nancy Piran, The Bitter Side of Sweet
Jamie Rippy, Mama Mommy Mom
Alli Smith, An Alli Event
Theresa Sutton, The Importance of Being Reese
Ashley Taylor, The Dose of Reality
Heather Tullos, Sugar Dish Me
Brittany Vanderlinden, That's Vandy
Molly Wey, Stilettos and Diapers
April Wilson, Losing It Daily
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