For nearly two decades, LUNA Bar (a Clif Bar brand) has been committed to inspiring women and demanding equality be a right, not an option. When they heard about the disparity in World Cup compensation for female players versus their male counterparts, LUNA Bar looked to be part of the equal pay conversation in a meaningful and impactful way.
Closing the Gap in Compensation
With assistance from our sponsorship team, LUNA Bar became the talk of Equal Pay Day (April 2, 2019). Believing in equal pay for equal work, LUNA Bar gave each of the 23 women named to the 2019 U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) a donation of $31,250 – the difference between the women’s and men’s World Cup roster bonus for making the team.
To keep the conversation going, we created a U.S Fan Spotter Program and the #SomedayIsNow Forum at the Women’s World Cup host city in Paris. Held inside the Eiffel Tower, the forum featured discussions about the future of equality and the struggles and sacrifices that female athletes have made over the years. The panel was livestreamed on LUNA’s social channels and garnered hundreds of thousands of live views.