Almost 50 years after passage of the Equal Pay Act, a stubborn wage gap continues to impact women's pay. On average, women who work full time earn only about 80 cents for every dollar that a man earns.* In addition, as the overall workforce has become more diverse, so have working women. This information is intended to provide resources for women preparing to enter and already in the workforce.
*Source: U.S. Department of Labor
The Black Female Development Circle is an organization of black women that came together at the University of Florida in 1994. The group was founded to serve as a support system for black women. Meetings were to be a place where women with similar experiences could come together to discuss current events and find comfort from women who could relate to them. Since that time, collegiate chapters have been established at The University of Central Florida, Florida State University, Florida International University, University of South Florida, and the University of Miami.
Girls 4 Good is a service and empowerment organization focused on issues that affect women and girls around the world. Through weekly discussion on issues, local engagement, and global action Girls 4 Good seeks to empower women and girls everywhere and help provide opportunity to all.
Minority Women in Medicine is an encouraging and supportive pre-health organization that fosters the academic and social development of its members. This organization provides volunteer opportunities, connections with current physicians, academic guidance, and leadership experience to help minority women become excellent candidates for medical, dental, or pharmacy school.
The National Organization for Women at UM is devoted to increasing awareness about gender inequality and effecting change at the University of Miami and within the greater Miami community. NOW at UM executes social action events on campus to raise awareness about women's issues, volunteers regularly with local nonprofits, and engages in dialogue to inform students about feminism and equality.
No Zebras: 'Canes Against Sexual Assault aims to address and reform the behaviors, ideas, and misconceptions, of the University of Miami student body regarding sexual assault. We educate students about what Sexual Assault is AND try to increase the reporting of sexual assault to the University of Miami's Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).
The Panhellenic Association is home to 8 different sororities. Whether you are entering UM as a freshman or you are nearing the end of your college career, the Panhellenic community invites you to consider joining a Greek organization.
The Society of Women Engineers seeks to motivate women women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders in their communities and the world, as well as to promote the betterment and welfare of female engineering students and those who support our cause.
SPARK's mission is to encourage young ladies to spark their way to brighter futures by promoting strength, perseverance, ambition, respect and kindness. These words make up the acronym SPARK, but most importantly are traits that should be within any strong girl, and woman. To learn more about the organization please click here.
The United States National Committee for United Nations Women stands for the rights of women all over the world. We want to bring recognition to international women's issues.