The Office of the First Partner and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls hosted a panel discussion on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day on August 13, 2020.
The panel was moderated by California’s First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and featured CCSWG Commissioner Senator Holly J. Mitchell, PolicyLink Founder and President Angela Glover-Blackwell, and TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot.
To shine a light on the barriers holding Black women back at work, LeanIn.Org has released a new report, The State of Black Women in Corporate America. It outlines specific steps companies should take to make sure Black women are treated fairly and given equal opportunities to learn, grow and lead. If employers want to do better by women, they must do better by Black women.
Join CCSWG in amplifying this important research by Lean In, as we raise awareness of the pay gap and many systemic barriers that Black women face in the workplace.
The fight for women’s suffrage, both in California and the United States, was a long and challenging endeavor spanning nearly a century. California women were powerful voices in the fight for national women’s suffrage. To learn more about the history of women’s suffrage in California, click the button below to see the powerful California State Archives digital exhibit.
The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls voted unanimously to formally support Proposition 16 which is a crucial start to restoring equal access to opportunity in CA. Thank you to our Commissioners Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber & Senator Holly J. Mitchell who are leading the charge on this effort.
Join the Commission and the Office of the First Partner in taking the Pay Equity Pledge.
When you sign the pledge, your company commits to conduct an annual company-wide gender pay analysis; review hiring and promotion processes to reduce bias and barriers; and identify and promote other best practices that will close the pay gap.
The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls has compiled resources and guidance regarding the COVID-19 crisis and response. Multiple Commissioners offer regular tele-updates and town halls and have compiled additional resource libraries. Please click the button to be taken to the CCSWG resource page and check back regularly for additional resources and updates.
LaKenya Jordan was officially sworn in by Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis on May 28, 2020.
“I am passionate about the uplift and empowerment of women and girls,” said Jordan.” This Commission was established to protect and advance women’s rights and to keep a pulse on the issues impacting women’s overall well-being. I am confident that working collectively with each of our dynamic Commissioners, as well as with the First Partner, the Lieutenant Governor, our statewide, local, and national partners, we are strategically positioned to lead and implement forward thinking, culturally sensitive and inclusive change that can last for generations to come.”
– LaKenya Jordan, CCSWG Executive Director
Every year, women in California lose 78.6 billion dollars to the pay gap. In 2016, California passed the strongest equal pay laws in the country – but passing a law is only the first step. That’s why the Office of the First Partner, The CA Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, and TIME’S UP have joined forces to spread the word to both employers and employees about how to close the pay gap. Click the buttons below to download the Equal Pay Fact Sheet.
Companies That Have Taken The Equal Pay Pledge
The following companies have signed our equal pay pledge. Now it’s your turn – join us and take the Pay Equity Pledge, check out the #EqualPayCA resources developed by the Commission’s Pay Equity Task Force, and download the social media toolkit.
Airbnb Apple AT&T Autodesk Box
Branch Metrics Children’s Home of Stockton Cisco Drift eBay
The Grateful Dog, Inc First Capitol Gap Inc. Gusto Ike Robotics
Intel Lending Club Maxim Integrated Medallia Inc. Metromile
Ripple Foods Salesforce Shutterfly Simplecast Social Glass
Square SunRun Inc. Sunshine Sachs Uber Zynga
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Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
July 1, 2019
The undersigned certify that, as of June 28, 2019, the internet website of the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is designed, developed and maintained to be in compliance with California Government Code Sections 7405 and 11135, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, or a subsequent version, July 1, 2019, published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium at a minimum Level AA success criteria.
Kendra Harris Gary Renslo
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