Monday, January 16, 2017

Why The Tech And Marketing Industries Should Pioneer The Equal Pay Movement - FORBES

by Sara Davis
Originally published: January 13, 2017

The tech and marketing industries have been pioneers for advancing the workplace, from better benefits and diversity advancement, to creating technologies that change the way we work. The real question is, can these industries be the driving force for equal pay for women as well?

We Can't Ignore The Data

Women, on average, earn 74 cents for every dollar that their male peers receive, yet the wage gap still isn't received as common knowledge. Stories of women's experiences can be found across the internet — and they are vast and real. I, myself, have directly managed men who were less experienced and in lower positions than me, yet they were paid drastically more.