MADE Maven October Issue MADE Magazine - Page 52

MADEXXX MADEUS Mavens And Their Money MADE BY ASHLEI WILLIAMS From #MeToo to #WomensMarch, social media has brought attention to women’s empowerment moments. Celebrations such as, Women’s Equality Day and Equal Pay Davy have been brought to the forefront. W omen’s empowerment conferences, such as the MADE Maven Leadership Summit, have become trending topics for their ability to capture the real problems women are facing and authentic solutions that need to take place. The essences of Muva Maxine’s declaration to reclaim our time is definitely in the air. While the energy is contagious, the knowledge is not always widespread. Increasingly, groups and companies have invested in research related to women, specifically women in the workplace. The task at hand now is getting that information into the hands of both women and men with the ability and influence to impact change. As a space for diverse millennials, MADE is using its voice. Journey with us into this deep dive on recent data relating to women and their careers. PUT SOME RESPECT ON MY CHECK There’s a one-step-forward-two-steps backwards complex than many women are living under today. Even Queen Bey had to tell them. “Women are almost half of the workforce. They are the sole or co-breadwinner in half of American families with children. They receive more college and graduate degrees than men. Yet, on average, women continue to earn considerably less than men,” according to findings recently published by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR). The wage gap is not just a hashtag made-magazine.com | 52