Thursday, September 28, 2017

Marc Benioff got tired of the gender pay gap at Salesforce, so he spent $3 million to close it—twice - QUARTZ

by Lianna Brinded 
Originally published: September 27, 2017
Publisher: QZ.com 

Companies under pressure (paywall) to close the gender pay gap might want to look to Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of Salesforce. The head of one of the world’s largest companies, with a market cap of $66 billion, just ranked second on a top 10 list of “Global Champions of Women in Business” compiled by the Financial Times and HERoes, a workplace diversity advocacy group.

In the US, women working full-time made just 80.5% of men last year. While that gap is closing, with women starting to earn more and men a little less, the gulf remains.