DSW Candidate – Uriah Carter, MSW, 2:30 PM – 3:45PM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

No Money, Mo’ Problems: How Race & Gender Impact Pay Inequity Among Black Women

DSW Candidate – Uriah Carter, MSW

Monday, April 22, 2024

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0

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No Money, Mo’ Problems: How Race & Gender Impact Pay Inequity Among Black Women

The 1970s re-emergence of women in the American workforce was a cultural shift that led to sociocultural and political change. Black women, however, have always been present, yet severely underpaid.
Black women being unfairly compensated in America has been a prevalent issue in the American economy and financial structure. This problem arises from the roots of racism, sexism, and occupational segregation. The results of such pay inequities are the decline in the quality of life for Black women regarding education, healthcare, housing, and much more.
Utilizing the theoretical frameworks of Black Feminist Theory and Critical Race Theory, a new perspective on the Black women’s pay gap will allow the issue to be viewed from an administrative lens with implications to social work practice.
The aim of this presentation is to explore Black women’s employment and compensation throughout American history, identify how race and gender intersectionally play a role with their current pay inequity, and introduce the Organization Compensation Equity Strategy Guide (OCESG), a cultural-general model to ensure compensation equity for all underserved communities and decrease the pay gap inflicted upon Black women.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to associate the impact of race and gender historically, and currently, on Black women’s compensation.
  2. Participants will discover how to implement strategies to execute equitable compensation packages among all employees.
  3. Participants will evaluate the compensation practices at their own agencies to search for equity among pay and benefit distribution.

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.

Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.