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On Friday in Washington, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey went to the White House for an announcement by President Obama on new executive actions aimed at closing the gender pay gap.
"We are proposing to collect and report pay data by race, ethnicity and gender from businesses with 100 employees or more. And the goal is help businesses that are trying to do the right thing, to get a clear picture of how they can ensure their employees are being treated equally," the president said at the White House. "A better picture of the data will also help us do a better job of enforcing existing equal pay laws."
On Beacon Hill yesterday afternoon, the Massachusetts State Senate unanimously approved a bill to strengthen the Bay State's existing equal pay laws, which were the first passed in the nation. The issue of gender inequality, and global inequality, is one that's near and dear to Madeleine Albright.
Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001), and current chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group. She'll be speaking at the Wellesley College Albright Institute Symposium on Sunday, January 31. She tweets @madeleine.
This segment aired on January 29, 2016.