A Tale of Two Women: Effects of the Wage Gap

Barbara Price, AAUW-PA Public Policy Co-Chair
Saturday, October 12, 11am

Yardley-Makefield Library, Group Study Room
1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA

Barbara Price with daughter and AAUW member Melissa Young

Barbara Price has been a member of AAUW since 1975. She has served in a variety of capacities, both at her local branch and at the state level. While serving as State President (1990-1992) she coordinated a statewide roundtable on Educational Equity. She continued on the state board as Project Coordinator for GEM – Gender Equity Model, an in-service teacher training on gender bias in schools.

Since retiring from her position as Executive Director for twenty years of the NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence, Barbara has testified for AAUW on pay equity twice before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee and Philadelphia City Council. She has also spoken about pay equity at rallies in the capitol rotunda, at three round tables sponsored by the first lady of Pennsylvania, Francis Wolf and at the Governor’s announcement of an executive order banning the question of salary history in hiring for the executive branch.

Barbara will present “A Tale of Two Women” that will illustrate how women are affected at different stages of their lives by economic barriers that contribute to the wage gap. She will offer specific information on what that means for women in Bucks County. Find out what remedies are needed and how you can contribute to change and help AAUW achieve pay equity by 2030.

There will a short business meeting after the presentation and discussion to pass a branch budget and conduct any other business brought forward for members’ consideration. Yearbooks will also be available for pickup!