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Pay Equity Day - Tuesday April 10, 2018

Author: Renee Cerullo/Monday, March 26, 2018

NYS Women, Inc. has signed on in the effort to get passed the “New York Salary History Legislation” (A.2040C/S.6737A).

As part of these efforts, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women will be holding a press conference on Pay Equity Day, which is Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Karen L. King, PhD., executive director, Commission on the Status of Women is planning a Pay Equity Day press event with Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz in downtown Buffalo. The commission is looking for participation from women-owned businesses who will endorse, support – and within their own companies, follow through on – with this legislation which no longer requires salary history from job applicants.


NYS Women, Inc. has signed onto this public policy initiative:


  • It strengthens women’s finances (supporting families now and in retirement)
  • Creates upward economic mobility for women (enabling them to contribute more to our local economy)
  • And helps close the pay gap between male and female employees

Is there a woman business owner in YOUR chapter who will rise to the occasion and pledge to no longer require past salary history? Who will endorse this legislation which will empower women throughout Western New York?

What can YOU do?

Please contact Katharine Smith, immediate past president of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. with your responses. She can reached at 716-839-3696 or 716-560-2005 or [email protected].


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