Maine Women’s Hall of Fame Induction – March 20, 2021
Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Maine Women’s Hall of Fame (MWHF) ceremony has been postponed to Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 1 p.m. on YouTube. Those who responded positively to the original invitation or who donated to the BPW/Maine Scholarship Fund should have received an invitation in the USPS mail with instructions on how to RSVP. Everyone is invited to RSVP by March 12, 2021 at uma.edu/mwhof to receive a viewing link. Contact Renee.firstname.lastname@example.org or 621-3041 with any questions. The ceremony may also be accessed on YouTube at a later date following the event.
Equal Pay Day – March 24, 2021
Equal Pay Day is the date in 2021 that women finally catch up to men in terms of how much they earned in 2020. In other words, because women earn less, on average, than men do, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. To raise awareness of Equal Pay Day, you are encouraged to wear red on March 24, 2021 (the date averaged across women of all demographics), signifying how women are “in the red” in terms of pay. We also encourage you to take action. The Waterville Branch is organizing a letter writing campaign encouraging our representatives in congress to support the Pay Check Fairness act. For a letter template, addresses, and a summary of the Pay Check Fairness act, please email Martha Arterberry (Arterberry47@gmail.com).
Equal Pay Day 2021
For Asian and Pacific Islander Women: March 9 (paid 87 cents per $1 paid to men*)
For All Women: March 24 (paid 87 cents per $1 paid to men)
For Mothers: June 4 (paid 70 cents per $1 paid to men)
For Black Women: August 3 (paid 63 cents per $1 paid to men)
For Native American Women: September 8 (paid 60 cents per $1 paid to men)
For Latina Women: October 21 (paid 55 cents per $1 paid to men)
*Based on full time employment year round.