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Conversations on Equity: Women, Workforce and the Wage Gap

August 23, 2023 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm CDT

Conversations on Equity: Women, Workforce and the Wage Gap

The last 75 years ushered in a convergence in the labor force participation of men and women. In 1948, only 33% of women participated in the labor force, compared with 87% of men. Fast-forward to 2022, when 57% of women and 69% of men participated in the labor force. Despite this convergence, pay gaps and other structural barriers still prevent women from benefitting from their labor more fully. The next event in the St. Louis Fed’s Conversations on Equity series will explore barriers to participation and more equitable wages that women face in the labor market. This in-person event is free to attend but registration is required by August 16, 2023.


Event details

This event will feature a discussion with William M. Rodgers III, Director of the St. Louis Fed’s Institute for Economic Equity, and Heidi Hartmann, a distinguished economist in residence at the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics at American University and the founding president of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

William Rodgers III

William M. Rodgers III
Director, Institute for Economic Equity
St. Louis Fed

Heidi Hartmann

Heidi Hartmann
Founding President
Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Please join us for a reception prior to the start of the discussion. Parking accommodations are complimentary. For more information, contact the St. Louis Fed’s Community Development staff at communitydevelopment@stls.frb.org.

The Conversations on Equity series features national thought leaders who are working to build awareness around obstacles to economic equity. Guests share their views on a range of topics and discuss evidence-based solutions aimed at dismantling such obstacles.

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