4. California Addresses the Wage Gap.
California may be scrambling for water these days, but there's certainly no drought when it comes to capable women in the workforce--which is part of the reason why the exorbitant wage gap between genders in the state is so awkward. No joke: Latina women only make 44 cents on a man’s dollar (this is the largest gap in the nation for Latina workers, btw), Black women make 64 cents, and White women make 89. To begin the arduous journey toward equality, California law-makers have proposed the California Fair Pay Act, which, among other things, would make allow women to ask their employers how much their male counterparts are making without facing any repercussions, as they have in the past. To quote Jordin Sparks (prolific poet of our time), “Take one step at a time,” Cali. One step at a time.