Expert panel to address gender gap

Event scheduled for March 9; open to WSU faculty members, staff and students

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ANISSA CHAK

The panel will discuss why the gender gap disproportionately affects people of color and how the gender gap impacts one’s ability to enter a male-dominated workspace.

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor

WSU community members have the opportunity to learn about the gender gap and hear from an expert panel during a virtual event at 4 p.m. March 9 streamed live via Zoom.

There are significant gender inequalities in health, education, economics, politics and other facets of society, according to the event website.

For every $1 earned by their male counterpart, U.S. women earn 82 cents. There is a $10,000 annual income difference for all women, with women of color experiencing a more severe wage gap, according to the website.  

The panel will discuss various types of gender inequalities and what can be done to address the issue. Those in attendance will also discuss why the gender gap disproportionately affects people of color and how the gender gap impacts one’s ability to enter a male-dominated workspace, according to the website.    

The WSU Center for Civic Engagement is hosting the event. People interested in attending the event are asked to register in advance. WSU faculty members, staff and students are encouraged to join the discussion, according to the website.