Stand Up For Equal Pay with LUNA Bar
One of our main goals at SIMPLY is to provide our community with all the tools that they need to succeed and thrive as businesswomen, entrepreneurs, influencers, and whatever else they want to be! We are so inspired by the incredible women in our SIMPLY community, as well as those who are championing for equality and women’s rights with movements like Time’s Up and Me Too.
That’s why we love partnering with brands like LUNA® Bar that advocate for equal pay in the workplace. LUNA Bar and American Association of University Women have teamed up to raise awareness for the 20% gender pay gap and take a stand for equal pay. They understand the harsh realities of the gender pay gap, and together, want to help women take action. Negotiation, whether for a starting salary, a raise or other job benefits, is just one way women can help fight for the fair compensation they deserve. By making negotiation resources accessible and available, they hope to train millions of women so that everyone has an opportunity to earn what is rightfully theirs.
Additionally, LUNA Bar has enlisted the support of incredible women like SIMPLY Digital talent Catt Sadler to promote their Equal = Equal initiative, so we’re rounding up some of our favorite quotes on pay equality from Catt and other badass women to inspire you!
Whether you’re fighting for equal pay at your job or just need some inspiration to kick off your week, here are some #boss quotes to motivate you:
“We’re on the cusp of a new era and I truly believe that together, we can all break down barriers and make a difference. We have to share in the power of our collective voices and walk the walk, not just talk the talk. It’s time to stand up and confidently ask for what we deserve – equal pay. Too many experienced, educated, valuable and hardworking women aren’t being compensated fairly. There’s no reason why any woman should be paid less because of gender. Equal pay is very simple. It’s about what is right and fair.”
“I want to champion and uplift women. There’s nothing but good that can come out of it.”
- Gina Rodriguez
“Simply put, we’re sick of being treated like second-class citizens. It wears on you after a while. And we are done with it.”
- Carli Lloyd
“It's what we are conditioned to believe—that if we speak up, our livelihoods will be threatened; that standing our ground will lead to our demise. We don't want to be kicked out of the sandbox for being a "bitch." So we compromise our integrity for the sake of maintaining the status quo and hope that change is coming.”
- Mila Kunis
“Be fearless. Speak out for equal pay. Every time you do, you’re making it a little easier for a woman behind you. Most of all, know that you’re worth it. It can take a long time to realize that. It took me a long time to realize it. But we are all worth it.”
- Serena Williams
“I didn't want to seem "difficult" or "spoiled." At the time, that seemed like a fine idea, until I saw the payroll on the Internet and realized every man I was working with definitely didn't worry about being "difficult" or "spoiled."”
- Jennifer Lawrence
“And all of us — men, women, employers, employees, colleagues — can step up and become stronger allies for women….Women often pay a penalty for negotiating for themselves: they’re told they’re too aggressive, too pushy. That’s a social reality we can help change together.”
- Sheryl Sandberg
Ready to stand up for equal pay? Be sure to visit LUNA’s activation at SIMPLY LA, where you’ll be able to find out your negotiation style and test out the latest LUNA products, of course! Sharpen your negotiation skills today by visiting lunabar.com/equalpay.