In 2008, the Women’s Summit presented “Women, Wages and Work in Mecklenburg County: An Economic Impact Assessment” that highlighted the endemic wage disparity for women in the local workforce. The ensuing years have seen significant economic decline, and women have shouldered a disproportionate burden of the soft economy due to lower compensation and benefits packages. To explore the economic impact of women’s experience in the workplace, the Women’s Summit developed “Women, Wages & Work,” a year-long campaign dedicated to raising awareness of the challenges facing women as a result of pay inequity and to understanding how the issues traditionally considered “women’s issues” are connected with women’s experiences in the workforce.  The Women, Wages and Work Campaign culminated in the 2012 Women’s Summit on April 13, 2012.

2012 Action Book