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Equal Pay Day

UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library
March 28, 2019

LSBE Dean Amy B. Hietapelto will give a presentation on Tues., April 2 at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.

LSBE Dean Amy Hietapelto

Dean Amy Hietapelto

Amy B. Hietapelto, dean of the Labovitz School of Business and Economics, will give a presentation on Equal Pay Day titled “The Gender Pay Gap: Closed Yet?” The presentation is free, open to the public, and will be held on Tuesday, April 2 from 5–6 p.m. in the UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library Rotunda Reading Room located on the 4th floor.

What Is the Gender Pay Gap?
Although Congress enacted the Equal Pay Act in 1963, huge gender pay disparities continue today, over fifty years later. Typically, women are paid only 80 cents for every dollar paid to men. Holding Equal Pay Day on a Tuesday symbolically indicates how far into the following week women must work to earn what men earned the previous week.

This event is sponsored by the American Association of University Women Duluth,  League of Women Voters Duluth, Duluth Human Rights Commission, and CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) Duluth Task Force.

About the Speaker
Dr. Amy B. Hietapelto took over as dean of UMD’s Labovitz School of Business and Economics in 2013 after serving as dean of the College of Business and Management at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She was also a faculty member at Michigan Technological University and Clarkson University. Her Ph.D. is from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a focus on Organizational Studies. Her many research interests include gender equity and diversity.

Learn more about the Labovitz School of Business and Economics.