A new article by The 19th explains how Black women are promoted at far lower rates than White men, report finds, and how t Black women are underrepresented in top leadership positions.
When Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, sat down to dinner with her two children this week, she endeavored to explain to them the significance of August 13, 2020. That is the exact date this year that Black women will catch up to the wages White men made in 2019.
Sandberg’s children were gobsmacked.
“It takes even a kid who’s really smart like, ‘Really? How can that be true?’” she told The 19th. That persisting, wide gender pay gap is at the heart of a report her foundation, Lean In, released Thursday concurrent with this year’s Black Women’s Equal Pay Day — addressing an issue that is too often overlooked.