So it's not so surprising that the first daughter would advocate for closing the pay gap on Equal Pay Day Tuesday, a holiday aimed at highlighting and closing the gap between men's and women's wages.
"I am standing here on what is called Equal Pay Day, but it is not equal for women of color", said one demonstrator. Now the gender pay gap stands at 18.1% for all workers, and 9.4% for full-time staff.
The day was started by National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996 to bring awareness to the gap between men and women's wages.
In case you weren't aware, today is Equal Pay Day. It would take until today-April 4th-for a woman to earn as much money as a man did for doing the same work past year.
Iceland's Parliament on Tuesday presented a Bill that aims to close the gap in pay between men and women, reported AFP.
In 2016, Black women made $641 a week compared to white women who made $766, and made almost $300 less than White men (they made $942) according to an analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research. "[What ] a man earns [by] December 31, it takes the woman until April 4 to catch up to what they made".
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Several speakers denounced racist and discriminatory policing affecting black residents in Baltimore. Many shared harrowing stories of police abuse to make clear how necessary such reforms are.
"Women working full-time, year-round still earn on average 80 cents for every dollar earned by men".
In 2015, women working full time in the US were paid 80 cents for every dollar men received on average, according to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Spring 2017 report, "The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap".
Although progress has been made in narrowing the wage gap, it's estimated the problem won't be completely erased for another century.
Just previous year, the US median income for women was just 80 percent of the median income for men, according to the American Association of University Women.
Women and equalities minister Justine Greening said: "We have more women in work, more women-led businesses than ever before and the highest proportion of women on the boards of our biggest companies".