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Central Coast Voices: Closing the gap on equal pay


Each year, National Equal Pay Day reflects how far into the current year women must work to match what men earned in the previous year. Due to a gender gap in pay, it takes women an extra three months of wages to make up the difference. On average, women working full time and year-round are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to a man who works full time and year-round. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.

Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with guests from San Luis County branches of the American Association of University of Women (AAUW) Linda Baker, President, AAUW Atascadero, Lynn Janeway, President, AAUW San Luis Obispo, and Dr. Susan Opava, AAUW Five Cities-Pismo Beach about the work they do fighting to remove the barriers and biases that stand in the way of gender equity and to create a more economically secure world for women and girls, as well as what we can do as a community to close the gender pay gap.
You are invited to listen, learn and participate in the conversation today, Thursday, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855 or email your questions to The show addresses the many ramifications of change and how today’s choices will affect tomorrow’s community.  If you miss a show, shows are recorded and archived on KCBX’s website, or listen to them on iTunes.

Broadcast date: 3/25/2021

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.