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Why Does the Wage Gap Exist & What Can We Do About It?

County of Santa Clara Office of Women's Policy

Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

Why Does the Wage Gap Exist & What Can We Do About It?

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- Join Us for a panel discussion on the wage gap.  Speakers will address the wage gap in public and private workplaces, navigate legal remedies, discuss strategies in specific cases, and develop best practices for employers.

This event is free and open to the public in recognition of Equal Pay Awareness Month in Santa Clara County.  2 MCLE credits offered

PANELISTS

Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, Moderator, Office of Women's Policy

Rachael Langston, Legal Aid Society

Marcia Mitchell, EEOC

Jennifer Reisch, ERA

Ruth Silver Taube - Supervising Attorney, Workers' Rights Clinic, Santa Clara University School of Law; Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

Kelly Jenkins-Pultz, DOL Women's Bureau

For more information, contact The Office of Women's Policy:

 (408) 299-5135 or owp@ceo.sccgov.org

This event is sponsored by:

The Bay Area Equal Pay Collaborative

AAUW San Jose - DOL Women's Bureau Region IX - Equal Pay Coalition - Equal Rights Advocates - EEOC San Jose & San Francisco - Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center - Katherin & George Alexander Community Law Center - OFCCP San Francisco & San Jose - County of Santa Clara Office of Women's Policy

Have questions about Why Does the Wage Gap Exist & What Can We Do About It?? Contact County of Santa Clara Office of Women's Policy

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County Government Center, Lower Level Conference Room
70 W Hedding St
San Jose, CA 95110

Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)


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County of Santa Clara Office of Women's Policy

Developed in the spirit of collaboration between the County and the community in 1998, the Office of Women’s Policy is a leading voice in Silicon Valley on the needs of women and girls, serving as a catalyst for awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact women's health, safety and security.  Through analysis, research and strategic collaboration, OWP works to ensure that programs and services, and also systems and policy support women's leadership, full equality and advancement in the home, at work and in the community. 

Our Strategies

  • Serve as a bridge between County and community to ensure the voice of women and girls is present in decision-making 
  • Conduct outreach and dialogue to identify and raise awareness of current and emerging issues for women and girls
  • Strategically collaborate to better leverage resources, identify programs and services, and examine the effectiveness of policy and systems in meeting the needs of women and girls
  • Influence the legislative process at the local, state and national levels

Our Major Policy Tracks

Everything we do at the Office of Women's Policy is guided by the belief that we must leverage the strength of women and girls to create a local, strong, sustainable economy that is equitable to all.  Our major policy tracks for action include:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Violence and Crime
  • Economics

 

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