April 14 is Equal Pay Day- the date symbolizing how far into 2015 women must work to earn what men earned in 2014.
Dr. Molly Johnson, UAH'S Director of Women's and Gender Studies program, will be in house at the downtown library to host a discussion about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandbergs controversial, best-selling 2013 book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.
In Lean In, Sandberg, who describes her book as sort of a feminist manifesto, discusses the gender pay gap, among many other issues, and offers advice for individual women on how to succeed in the workplace and attain leadership positions. Lean In, both much lauded and much criticized, quickly became a flash point for broader discussions about gender inequity in the workplace and about contemporary feminism.
This is a free event. All are welcome to join, whether they have read the book or not.