More than 100 organizations sign Rosie Makes Cents equal pay pledge
Rosie is thrilled to announce that more than one hundred organizations have signed the Rosie Makes Cents equal pay pledge.
Since launching the pledge on April 4, 2017 the region’s business community has shown a tremendous amount of support for the initiative. The pledge was launched on equal pay day, an event developed by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages.
Experts estimate that women in the state of Missouri earn 78 cents for every dollar that their male counterparts make.
The pledge reads:
“We are committed to making Springfield, Missouri a great place for everyone to live and work, and recognize the important role that local businesses play in reducing Missouri’s pay gap. We are committed to equal pay for equal work.”
Rachel Anderson and Paige Oxendine, founders of Rosie, said “We consider ourselves lucky to have such a supportive and responsive business community. From the moment we initiated the pledge we were met with overwhelming support.”
Rosie celebrated pledge signatories at the Rosie Makes Cents Celebration and Brosie Launch Party on September 27 with nearly 200 community members in attendance.