September 21, 2022
7pm - 9:30pm EST

What is Black Women's Equal Pay Day?

In 2022, Black women are being paid $0.58 of the $1 non-Hispanic white men make despite having the same roles and responsibilities (source: ACS Census data). Well, Black Women’s Equal Pay Day (BWEPD) highlights this disparity by translating dollars into days.

Each year, the date that BWEPD falls on represents the approximate date a Black woman must work into the new year to make the same salary a non-Hispanic white man makes at the end of the previous year. Long story short, Black women had to work more than 249 days into 2022 to make the salary non-Hispanic white men made in 2021 alone.

This year’s Black Women’s Equal Pay has been pushed back 49 whole days from 2021, so we have seen a regression in equal pay.

That is why it’s more important than ever to know what you are supposed to be getting paid, so we are pouring more resources into BWEPD than ever before and keeping it free.

We know. That’s crazy, right?

Part of this wage gap is because women, in general, don’t negotiate as much as men, but our mission is to put a stop to all of that.

Since our inception in 2020, #HIREBLACK has helped our community increase total compensation by over $2 Million! This year, we’re aiming for more.



  • Here is what a #HIREBLACK member and attendee from last year had to say:

    My total comp is more than double my income on my last job, I leveled up from the given (emphasis on given bc it wasn't accurate) level of analyst to director. I negotiated for my very first sign-on bonus. Shout out to #hireblack and their negotiation seminar last year. I've been working on this bag for a hot minute and it's finally happened the way I needed it to.”

    - #HIREBLACK member SG

  • If you’re ready to increase your bag, you have to join us for this event.

    🧨 For Free99, you will walk away:

    Informed of the basics of compensation and all of the ways that you can negotiate (even if your request is WILD)
    • Equipped with a new armor of skills, knowledge, and strategies to negotiate your worth for a higher salary

  • 🧨 This workshop offers:

    • A simplified framework for your next negotiation
    Access to the insights of a Compensation Manager and a Specialist in Equal Pay
    • A safe space to learn about how to talk about money so you won't be intimidated the next time money is on the table. Gain the confidence to grab it!
    Knowing your options: Action steps to take towards financial safety using Brunch and Budget’s (partner) very own method, "5 Stages to Financial Legacy”
    • Access to HIRE BLACK NOW’s transparent salary database that will keep you updated on what others in your industry are being compensated.

    Recognize your value, get motivated, and be prepared to bag your next raise!



This is a crowd-sourced database to share anonymously submitted salary information from diverse individuals around the globe. It will take no more than 3-5 minutes of your time. We hope that this database offers transparency to understand your professional market value.Thank you for being radically transparent with us.


Who All Gonna Be There?

Asha Jones
People Strategy Expert

Asha has over nine years of experience in people and culture strategy, planning, and operations. Her experience includes accomplishments in Compensation and other HR roles. She was a founding board member and Board Secretary of a non-profit providing opportunities and community for women. For the last five years, she also advises small non-profits and businesses on management and communications strategy. Her latest endeavor is creating and leading an online class.

Director of Pedagogy, Pockets Change

Brian “Dyalekt” Kushner has been a hip-hop MC, theater maker, and educator for nearly 20 years. He’s the director of pedagogy at Pockets Change, where he uses hip-hop pedagogy to demystify personal finance and help students take control of their relationship with money. He is the recipients of Jump$tart’s 2022 Innovation in Financial Literacy award. He’s rocked (performed/taught/keynoted) everywhere from conferences like AFCPE and Prosperity Now, to stages like SXSW and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, to classrooms that range from Yale to your cousin’s living room.

Jordan Sale
Founder, 81cents

Jordan is the founder of 81cents, which helps historically-excluded minorities negotiate their pay through data collection and hands-on mentorship. 81cents was recently acquired by Rora -- where Jordan now serves as General Manager. To date -- individuals using 81cents and Rora resources have seen an average salary of over $10M, and their work has been featured in Forbes, ABC News, The TODAY Show, and theSkimm. Jordan holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. Outside of work, Jordan loves reading, rollerblading, and bad puns.

Pamela Capalad
Founder & CEO, Brunch & Budget

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecteturPamela Capalad is a Certified Financial Planner™ and Accredited Financial Counselor™ and has been in financial services since 2008. She founded Brunch & Budget to help people who felt ashamed or embarrassed about money have a safe place to make real financial progress.  Pam has been featured in the Washington Post, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, Vice Magazine, and was named New York Magazine’s Best of New York 2019. adipiscing elit.


First things first! Let’s clear up some of the most common things people ask us about...

When is Black women’s Equal Pay Day, and when do RSVPs close?
Are tickets free?
Who should attend #HIREBLACK’s Black Women Equal Pay Day Event?
I am an ally-- how can I help the community?