Chants of "equal pay" interrupted a speech by a top soccer official this week as the U.S. women’s national soccer team celebrated their fourth World Cup title. The players are suing over gender and pay discrimination. The players' fight for parity reflects the national battle for equal pay. A recent study shows women make 49 cents for every dollar a man does, over a 15 year period of their careers. I joined CBS This Morning to discuss ways we can start closing the gender wage gap.
The wage gap separating men and women is much wider than previously thought, according to a new report. The Institute for Women's Policy Research claims women earned $0.49 for each dollar that a man was paid over a 15-year span. That's a big difference from census data that show women make $0.80 for each dollar a man earns. I joined CBS This Morning to discuss the gender pay gap.
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As the #MeToo movement sweeps across the world, it’s time for employers to address the issues of sexual harassment, workplace inequality and the gender wage gap.
After recently interviewing two experts in their respective fields, Leigh Gallagher from Fortune and author Jack Myers, here are some key ideas and trends that will help push the movement in the right direction:
- HR departments will become increasingly more independent
- Women will take jobs previously held by men
- Organizations will need to teach, embrace and support young men coming into the workforce
- Workplace mentoring programs will be instrumental to imbue companies with a culture that supports diversity
- Women who develop characteristics of assertiveness, confidence and aggressive behavior, and who know when to use these behaviors, will find more success in the workplace
Let’s stop with the talk and move to action mode...it’s way past time to address these issues.
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