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Thu 23

Lean In Circle Meeting

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 25

Lean In Circle #2 – Meet and Greet

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 28

General Membership Meeting

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PASADENA ANNOUNCES LITTLE BLACK DRESS INITIATIVE  

The week long poverty-awareness campaign will run from Monday, February 6th to Friday, February 10th. Many members of the The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) will wear a single black dress or black ensemble to work each day to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a woman’s access to resources, confidence, and opportunities.

This low-cost operation will raise awareness among JLP members and the public about the work JLP is doing to support and develop the potential of women by initiating conversations with colleagues, family, and friends. Beyond seeing people at their places of work and in the community, these members will be documenting the emotions and tribulations that this project brings up through their individual social media outlets using the #TheLBDI and #JLPLBDI.

Some local statistics:

  • A third of single mothers are faced with spending half of their income on housing.
  • The median earnings for women 16 years and older who work full time for 12 months is $54,000. For a similar group of men it is $59,000, producing an earnings gap of $.91.
  • Only 42% of 25 to 34-year-old women have earned an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduation degree.
  • Compared to other states, California is home to the greatest number of women owned business, making up 30% of all companies in the state.

 

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