It also implies that women are making a mistake when they prioritize job attributes and pursuits other than earning money, and that women will only be truly equal when they make decisions that mirror men's. Frances Berwick, president of NBCUniversal Lifestyle Entertainment, said Kennedy has more extensive duties than Sadler, including work on the network's profitable red carpet franchise. They declare today for Equal Pay Day, claiming that American women had to work until April 10th to make up for last year's wage gap. "Pay inequity harms our families and employers, while also robbing our economy of billions of dollars". We were fairly young and still in early stages of our careers, being told that we need to prove ourselves.
The Mississippi Women's Economic Security Initiative aims to close the gender pay gap in the state.
Although Illinois women now comprise almost half of the state's overall workforce, they still earn, on average, only 79 percent of their male counterparts' wages.
Many are quick to point to gender discrimination in the workplace as the driver of the pay gap, but the data don't support that claim. In general, the IWPR study found occupations with the highest salaries had the largest gender gaps and the lowest paid occupations had the lowest gaps. And the average gender pay gap in each of these locations is even larger than in the U.S.at 9%, 7%, and 6%, respectively. "If it's not managed well and leaders are not cognizant of this drag, they're going to end up not having enough women in the pipeline".
In 2017, women were 21% more likely to achieve top performer status than men.
For example, in Utah computer and mathematical occupations, "82 percent of people holding those types of jobs are men".
Aside from hiring practices, education and job sector play roles in the pay gap.
Meanwhile, more companies are proactively fixing pay inequities among their employees. "They never even see it as a possibility", so high-tech companies here often import many of their female workers from out of state.
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Because women tend to earn higher grades than men, the gap isn't due to academic differences between the genders, they noted.
"Equality in pay between men and women has been a problem in the United States for too long", Emanuel was quoted as saying in a press release. "I hope other CEOs will make equal pay their mission". "The 2016 Census says that nationally 40.2 percent of management jobs are held by women, while in Utah we have only 32 percent of management jobs held by women".
"Allowing prior salary to justify a wage differential perpetuates this message, entrenching in salary systems an obvious means of discrimination", he said. It can be tricky to self-advocate and say you want and deserve those things, without seeming like a stereotypical millennial. Louisiana had the worst, 30 cents.
Jemison said that after controlling for other causes, "there is still 10 to 15 percent of [the gap] that is unexplained by anything other than discrimination". It also found about a quarter of women don't think they'll surpass an entry-level role in the workplace.
However, recent examples, including Starbucks, show that companies can act to equalize pay, Miller said.
The wage gap expands with age.
All UK organisations with over 250 staff were obliged to report their average gender pay gaps by 4 April.