Woman of the Week: Edith Green

 Congresswoman Edith Green (2nd woman senator from Oregon, served as a U.S. Senator from 1955-1974)

Congresswoman Edith Green (2nd woman senator from Oregon, served as a U.S. Senator from 1955-1974)

We Are WoWed Because:

This past week marked 2017’s “Equal Pay Day” across the United States. For this week’s WoW, we therefore want to recognize an inspiring woman who paved the way for equal pay in America.

Berkeley Women in Business appreciates Congresswoman Edith Green for all of her trailblazing in the United States Senate to establish equality for women in the workforce. Aside from helping pass other bills such as the 1972 Equal Opportunity in Education Act, better known as Title IX, Green notably introduced the “Equal Pay Act” in Congress over 50 years ago to try to mend the wage gap among genders. She faced extensive sexism in congress, but used her resources and personal drive to make positive change for women everywhere.

This week, and every week, BWIB educates women about their impact in the workforce, and we strive to emulate one of our role models, Congresswoman Edith Green, who impacted many future generations of women with her direct influence on the treatment of women in the workforce. Happy Equal Pay Day from all of us at BWIB!