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.
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