Thursday, July 20, 2017

Challenging the Wage Gap: Who can help improve gender equality in Canada?

by Dallas Flexhaug
Originally published: July 19, 2017

Dr. Rebecca Sullivan has dedicated her life’s work to pushing for equality. With women making just $0.87 for every $1 a man makes for the same work, the coordinator of the women’s studies program at the University of Calgary wants to see the wage gap in this country closed — for good.

“It is happening and there are people whose job it is to uncover how it’s happening and try and make it stop happening.”

When asked whose job it is, she replied:
“Well, it’s mine. It’s the job of researchers and teachers. It’s the job of politicians and policy-makers; but most importantly it’s the job of business leaders. If you are in a leadership position, if you are someone who is involved in the hiring and promoting and advancing and mentoring of employees — it’s your job.”