Advocate For Businesswomen Says Equal Pay Still An Issue

Craig Dellimore
July 17, 2019 - 6:18 pm

Sarah Chamberlain (WBBM Newsradio/Craig Dellimore)

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A CEO who’s trying to help other women go into business for themselves says the playing field is becoming a little less uneven these days.

Sarah Chamberlain’s group Women2Women brought prospective businesswomen together in Chicago with three female CEOs, and she shared her own story about entrepreneurship.  

She said she also runs a Republican political group, but insists politics has nothing to do with Women2Women.

Well, maybe a little bit. The head of the Republican Main Street Partnership likes to turn the discussions with women across the county into action. Chamberlain said she takes what she learns at her gatherings and tries to get laws passed to address the issues.

The biggest issue for women in business, she says, is equal pay -- still. And she said finding startup capital is also a challenge, while men can more easily get loans.

Credit unions have been a good alternative for businesswomen, Chamberlain said.