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A presentation of the TCC Women’s Center, March 18


NORFOLK, Va. - (Jan. 29, 2008) – In the 21st century, the gender wage gap still affects the daily life of women throughout the country – at every economic level – from cashier to CEO. Is it fair? No. Can it be stopped? Absolutely, says a renowned economist who will speak next month at Tidewater Community College.  

The TCC Women’s Center invites you to join in the conversation on Tuesday, March 18, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on TCC’s Norfolk Campus, Rm. 4235, Roper Performing Arts Center. Evelyn Murphy, economist and president of The WAGE Project (Women are Getting Even) – a national organization dedicated to end wage discrimination against working women – will explain what women can do to increase their earning power.

Murphy, in her widely acclaimed book, Getting Even: Why Women Don’t Get Paid Like Men and What To Do About It, examines how much women (and their families) lose over a lifetime to the wage gap; knocks down the myth that women “choose” to make less; and documents the widespread discrimination that holds down women’s pay. She has a 360-degree view of the problem – and of the solution.

The Boston Globe says that, “Getting Even calls for nothing short of another American revolution that enlists the public, top executives, and men as well as women in the cause of fairness.”

Resident Scholar in the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, Murphy made history in 1986 when she became Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, the first woman in the state’s 210-year history to hold constitutional office.

This program is free of charge and open to the public. It is a presentation of the TCC Women’s Center in celebration of Women’s History Month, March 2008, and is co-sponsored by TCC Student Activities.

For more information on this and other Women’s Center events, visit or call 757-822-1161. For more information on The WAGE Project, go to




Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls over 38,000 students annually, the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 35th largest community college in the nation, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit