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What small business owners need to know about

Pay equity

Due to implicit biases and systemic inequities, women throughout the world make less income than their male counterparts. As a business owner, the same biases can impact your revenue as you negotiate and establish contracts or pricing. You also have the opportunity to make a difference by building your company with equity in mind.


Learn more about pay inequity, so you can understand how it impacts your business and what you can do to narrow the gap.

Special workshop:

Are You Paid What You're Worth?

The effect of gender on women-owned businesses

Tuesday, May 24 | 6-7:30 p.m.


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The disproportionate impact of pay inequity

Women in the United States make, on average, $0.83 to every $1.00 earned by men in comparable positions.


The pay gap is even larger for women of color. For every $1.00 earned by men:

  • Native American women earn $0.57

  • Latina women earn $0.58

  • Black women earn $0.63

  • White women earn $0.79

  • Asian American women earn $0.95

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Advocating for women in our community

The ECDI Women's Business Center is proud to partner with the Columbus Women's Commission to provide information and education about equity building. We share the goal of advancing the well-being of women in our community through economic empowerment. Learn more, including six steps you can take to promote equity.

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