Our business model at Malia Designs was born out of our wholehearted belief that the economic empowerment of women can change the world. As a business that supports equality, we are excited to partner with LeanIn.org (a non-profit organization founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg) to highlight the unfairness of the gender pay gap on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day.
On average, women are paid 20% less than men. This year women needed to continue working until April 4, 2017 to match what men were paid in 2016. In efforts to bring awareness to this injustice, LeanIn.org partnered with hundreds of businesses including Lyft and LUNA Bar to offer 20% off discount specials.
If you dissect this issue even further to analyze the pay gap between ethnicities, it becomes much more heartbreaking as Black women are paid 37% less, and Hispanic women are paid 46% less. According to the IWPR, at this rate Black women will not see equal pay until 2124.
Businesses like ours have decided to come together with LeanIn.org to bring attention to this very real injustice by offering 37% off discounts to all customers on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day on Monday, July 31, 2017.
It is crucial for the future of our world and for future generations that we stand together to fight inequality in every sector.
Supporting fair business practices and fair treatment for all is directly connected to our mission at Malia Designs. A fair business model is not only a sustainable way to nurture and empower communities worldwide, but it is a beautiful way to knock down barriers that keep us divided. If this rings true for you, and you believe in equality for all, please join us and our fellow partners at LeanIn.org in this movement.
You can learn more about the campaign by visiting leanin.org/equalpay