October 4 – The Equal Pay Coalition NYC was proud to co-sponsor a forum with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congresswomen Nydia Velazquez, and Carolyn Maloney, advocates and students at Hunter College centered on the new initiative, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds.” This nationwide effort focuses on expanding economic opportunity for women across the country, pay equity is a key pillar. See event online
The program highlighted the stories of three New York women. Our friend and colleague Cynthia DiBartoli, President of the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce, shared how critical her father’s family leave was to her recovery from head and neck cancer. Armanda Legros talked about pregnancy discrimination and pay inequity, and Susana Ramos shared the importance of good child care options for working families. All were examples of why we need strong laws, which the Congresswomen discussed.