The University of Pittsburgh Law School is hosts a conference next Friday, February 20, 2009 entitled The Gender Wage Gap: Strategies for the Future. The conference agenda addresses the following:
Why do women still earn so much less than men? Why is the gender wage gap significantly worse in Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania? What new legal and policy strategies might help to address these persistent inequalities? Nationally recognized scholars in law, economics, and public policy will address these questions, with responses by state and local political and nonprofit leaders and by a panel of prominent women graduates of the University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies.
With the enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the topic is timely, so if you need to get back up to speed on equal pay issues, or you've just been looking for an excuse to take a tax-deductible trip to Pittsburgh in the middle of winter, check it out.