January 30, 2015 - Mentor, OH - Women's Leadership Council of United Way of Lake County will host a gender pay gap discussion and luncheon on Tuesday, February 3 at 11:30 a.m. at Pine Ridge Country Club, sponsored by Eaton and Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, Executive Education .
A panel of experts has been organized specifically to address gender pay gap issues facing women who work in Northeast Ohio. They will answer questions about negotiations, asking for a raise and how to manage being both assertive and likeable in the workplace.
Those who attend can expect:
- To learn about the underlying reasons for the gender pay gap in our country.
- To understand how women, a parent or a leader in your organization can take steps to overcome the gender pay gap.
- To network with people in Northeast Ohio who believe we can change the world.
In addition, proceeds will go to programs for women and girls in need.
Panelists include Tai-Chi Chan, Director of Human Resource Strategy and Inclusion for The Lubrizol Corporation, William Blausey, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer with Eaton and Sarah J. Moore, Partner at Roetzel & Andress. The panel will be moderated by Kathleen Buse, Ph.D., President of Advancing Women in STEM.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the women in Ohio who work full time make 82.8 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn and research shows women ask and negotiate salary about eight times less often than men. Over the course of a career, not asking for a raise can have a serious impact on women's wages. But researchers have also found that women who do ask are viewed as assertive, abrasive, pushy and not likeable.
The event includes networking and a membership registration session. Admission is $45 for guests and $5 for members of United Way of Lake County's Women's Leadership Council. Tables may also be purchased for $400. Proceeds from the luncheon will go to Women's Leadership Council grant program, which will distribute funds to agency programs helping women in the community.