PSA: Women Have Less Retirement Income Than Men + These Sneakers Are Bringing Awareness
We all know the wage gap is real and that on average, women make 83 cents for every dollar men make (and that number keeps going down if you look specifically at women of color). We also know that the glass ceiling exists in nearly every industry (except, somewhat ironically, the influencer industry). But did you know that women also have 30% less retirement savings on average?
We didn’t know that either, but thankfully, we learned this not-so-fun fact via a new collab from Curry Brand, UConn Huskies’ Guard Azzi Fudd, and TIAA.
For Title IX’s 50th anniversary, the above brands + people worked together to create a limited number of hand-painted sneakers. We love the celebration of Title IX’s anniversary, and the light being shed on this important financial inequality. If you wanna rock these custom kicks yourself, two of the nine pairs will be available for purchase through NTWRK. They might cost a pretty penny, but you can feel good knowing that 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Equity Project (powered by Women’s Sports Foundation).
You can snag the sneakers here. And in the meantime, consider asking your employer for a 401k (or putting your next paycheck into an IRA instead of buying that new Gucci bag).