"Its important to keep this as a topic that we're aware of. It's important to make sure women who are doing everything they can to get the job they want and the education they need to get that job are treated fairly," said Brown.
Research shows the pay gap is most obvious when you consider men and women coming right out of college looking for their first job. With the same degree, men are still making more even in female-dominated fields like nursing.
It is illegal to discriminated against people based on gender in the workplace. That has helped make the pay gap smaller over the last few decades, but organizers said the luncheon was not about politics. It was about raising awareness and empowering women.
The proceeds from the raffle and silent auction will be split between the United Way and the Paducah River City Business and Professional Women group to fund programs specific to education, income, and professional development for women.
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