Carleton Convocation Focuses on Eliminating the Gender Wage Gap

Apr 4 2014 10:50 am
Location: 
Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton College

Carleton College will kick-off its spring term convocation series with a presentation by Annie Houle, national director of campus and communities initiatives for The WAGE Project, Inc., on Friday, April 4 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Eliminating the Gender Wage Gap,” Houle’s presentation focuses on wage discrimination against American women in the workplace, offering constructive solutions to eliminate this gap. Convocations are free and open to the public; they are also streamed online and can be viewed at go.carleton.edu/convo/.

The WAGE Project (“Women Are Getting Even”) was established with one purpose: to end discrimination against women in the American workplace in the near future. Over her working life, a woman will earn $1 million less than a man simply because she is a woman. WAGE seeks to eliminate the gender wage gap for every man in America, inspiring and helping working women to take the steps needed so that every woman is paid what she is worth.

Houle helped develop and has facilitated $tart $mart and Work $mart Workshops from Maine to California in 46 states on over 250 campuses. She has trained over 1000 facilitators to assist in the delivery of these workshops, designed to assist women successfully negotiate fair salary and compensation packages.

Houle assumed her position after starting the WAGE initiative in Maine called WAGE ProjectME. She has previously served as board chair for the Portland YWCA, the New England Regional Board and the National YWCA Advocacy Board. She was Project Director of the Red Cross-based AmeriCorpsVISTA disaster action team for Maine. She serves on the Advisory Council of Maine's Center for Women, Work and Community, the Maine Women's Policy Center and is a member of the Maine Department of Labor's Women's Employment Issues Committee.

More about The WAGE Project at www.wageproject.org.

This event is sponsored by the Office of College Relations. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4308. The Skinner Memorial Chapel is located on First and College Streets in Northfield.

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