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See What Fashion Brands Have Taken the Equal Pay Pledge!

Equal pay is one of the big issues at the forefront of the gender equality movement. There is now a new program called the Equal Pay Pledge, which allows the companies we frequent on a daily basis, to commit to paying male and female employees the same wages.

It follows President Obama‘s Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and notable fashion brands such as Gap Inc., Rebecca Minkoff and Stella McCartney are already taking the pledge. Other brands include Amazon, Airbnb, Expedia, Slack, Spotify, Pinterest and L’Oreal USA.

READ: #BlackWomenEqualPay Uncovers Startling Statistics

A few weeks ago at the United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C., its premise was American companies providing equal pay and opportunities for women. The White House blog summarized in 2014, the average woman working a full-time job in the U.S. only earned 79 percent of what her male counterparts earned in the same full-time position. The data also showed more women were identifying as the main source of income for their families.

 

Photo Credit: TeenVogue.com

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.