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April 10, 2013 by Jan Stone

Ironic that equal pay day passed and although we did include it, I forgot about the insights from Vision 2020's 2nd Annual Congress in Chicago in November, 2011, which I blogged for them. One reminder after reading the blog posts is that Equal Pay date is based on how much longer women have to work to make the annual salary of a man. Before the onslaught of comments regarding how wrong I am, please fact check first. I'd never post anything that wasn't verifiable. I've been a writer too long to not know that publication Fact Checkers are our best friends in the freelance community. Without the proper respect for them, a career can be mighty short.

Vision 2020: Equality in Sight

Editor’s Note: This guest blog entry comes from Jan Stone, who attended the Second Annual Congress in Chicago and volunteered her time and talent to write this personal account of how Vision 2020 inspired her and also wrote the summary posts on the Congress, which can be found here:

By Jan Stone

Gender equality–like jumbo shrimp–is an oxymoron, and it’s time to hold those who keep it that way accountable. Recently, I had the opportunity to report on Vision 2020’s “3,000 Days & Counting” program, a discussion on strategies to achieve equality by the year 2020.

The Second Annual Congress, held in Chicago Oct. 11-13, consisted of powerful women volunteering considerable talent to reach five national goals through shared responsibility by 2020–the centennial of the 19th Amendment, aka women’s hard-fought right to vote.

That their work is cut out for them is understatement. From Of the…

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