As a father of 3 daughters, Women's History Month holds a special place in our home. In non-COVID times, my daughters would return from school with some snippet of information or a description of a significant contribution made by women in history. This would regularly lead to a discussion of the importance of women in our family and community. Many times we would point to our family history and discuss our fore-mothers especially my great-grandmother and the struggles they experienced.
As we celebrate Women's History Month by discussing and acknowledging the contributions women made to events in history and society, we would like to send a special thank you to all of the front line workers (both women and men) who have kept our lives comfortable during these challenging times.
In California, there is the Equal Pay Act with the goal of creating true pay equity. Here is a link that explains the Act:
Despite California having some of the strongest equal pay laws in the nation, there is still work to do. We are hopeful that in the near future, the gender pay gap will be eliminated and work will be paid according to one's capabilities irrespective of gender.