In honor of National Equal Pay Day, the National Women’s Business Council released the following statement from the NWBC Chair Carla Harris:

“It is important to focus on pay equality for women as it has implications for women’s entrepreneurial growth and the nation’s job growth.
Our research and numerous studies indicate that the majority of women rely on personal savings— such as savings from previous employment when starting a business; so pay equity is an important contributor to the incidence of women owned start ups and the health of these start ups at the outset.
As the economic environment continues to be favorable towards start-ups, the National Women’s Business Council continues to urge policy makers to support pay equity to promote women’s economic security and entrepreneurial independence.”
Krystal Glass
Communications Director
National Women’s Business Council
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