Addressing the inequalities that prevent Michigan women's financial freedom.
Women in Michigan have made considerable advances in economic status in recent years, but still face inequities that often prevent them from reaching their full potential. Persistent earnings inequality for working women translates into lower pay, less family income, and more children and families in poverty. The Financial Freedom Committee is focusing on actions to close gaps and increase access to income. Examples include pay equity, salary transparency, access to education/training for higher-paying jobs, micro-loans/business incentives for women-owned businesses, and a living wage.