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Put Some Respect on my Check | Black Women's Equal Pay Day

  • 09/21/2022
  • 12:00 PM - 4:24 PM
  • Milwaukee Athletic Club


September 21 represents 264 days…that it takes Black Women to get to their Pay Equity Day from what their white male counterparts made 12/31/2021.  That’s an extra 264 Days of Work.  This is nearly two months longer than last year of which it was August 3.  With Black Women making up the majority of their Head of households and many front-line workers… the impact of the pandemic is running deeper than most realized. 

WeExist, the Milwaukee County Office of Equity, and the Professional Dimensions Charitable Fund present 264 minutes of programming on Sept 21 to increase awareness around Equal Pay for Black Women and share insights and wisdom while being surrounded by other like-minded and like-motivated women, allies, and accomplices.

11:30am Registration Opens

Noon Main Ballroom | Program begins – “Put Some Respect On My Check” Luncheon 
Keynote: Dr. Rhonda V. Sharpe, President of WISER (Women’s Institute for Science, Equity, and Race)
Emcee:  Kristin Pierce, Anchor, WISN

1:30pm Plenary #1: Pay Equity from the C-Suite (Panelists:  Dr. Syneathia LaGrantDenise Domian, and Sylvia A. Stein)
Moderated by: Corry Joe Biddle, Vice-President of Community Affairs, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce & Executive Director, FUEL Milwaukee

2:30pm Break

2:45pm Plenary #2:The Cheat Codes to Negotiating Your Next Offer  (Panelists: DeVona Wright Cottrell, Isioma Nwabuzor, and Monique Graham) 
Moderated by: Shannon Sims, Anchor, WTMJ

3:45pm Break

4:00pm Wrap-Up // Call to Action

4:24pm Programming concludes

4:30pm Cocktail Reception w/ DJ LoLo (South Ballroom)

6:30pm Event concludes


(414) 374-3570
759 North Milwaukee Street, Suite 404
Milwaukee, WI 53202


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