Singer Mina Alali Hits a High Note at the Top of the Glass Ceiling

Singer Mina Alali, a student at Berklee College of Music, speaks to millions of working women in “22 Cents or Less.” She belts out the chorus, “She will give it her best, short of twenty-two cents. No she won’t half sweat—seventy-eight percent. She will give it her all, wanna be standing tall. Though it’s hard to accept, she’s 22 cents less.”

Her song reflects the passion and determination of working women across the country who have contributed to the economy despite the gender-wage gap. Achieving gender parity could add a $4.3 trillion boost to the economy by 2025.

The music video for the song was filmed in Boston, Massachusetts. The first-in-the nation bill requiring men and women be paid equally for comparable work was signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker just months ago in Boston, Massachusetts.

Nineteen-year-old Mina Alalia student at Berklee College of Music, also just released a holiday music video titled “What I Want” as a special gift for her growing base of fans.

Do you know other women in the arts and business worlds who are turning up the volume on women’s issues? Share their stories, and send news to Artsphoria Magazine now!

Andrea Hammer
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Andrea Karen Hammer is the founder, director and owner of Artsphoria Publishing, Media Group & Shop ( Artsphoria International Magazine (; Artsphoria Movie Reviews & Film Forum (; Artsphoria: Arts, Business & Technology Center (; Artsphoria Event Advertising & Reporting (; Artsphoria: Food for the Soul (; Artsphoria Animation & Imagination World ( and Artsphoria Shop ( She is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer who has published articles in international publications.

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