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The gap will improve but until we look at tenure, years of continuous experience, and level of sacrifice to the company, we won't have a complete picture. Perceptions are still that women are more likely to take long leaves mid-career and this shuts them out of some of the plum roles and salaries.
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we have to advocate for ourselves and value our own worth in the workplace
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I am based out of India, and work for a world-famous US tech-related co. that's the top in it's segment. The Indias scenario is infinitely bleaker when it comes to women in IT. I don't see much hope, in next 20 years, given the negative baggage of our recent history.
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I doubt the pay gap will close, especially if it is being practiced unconscieously as the article states.
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Only if women demand more, will they be paid more.
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I have been personally fighting this issue since 1969. Christine
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Two fundamentals play a role in closing the gender pay gap - Women speaking and in reciprocity, management's motivation to make all things equal.
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i have plan to improvement jobs
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To raise the issue of pay disparity will also bring with it, for some but not all, career suicide. Understanding the approach one takes is important, but just taking the step to gain that equality can prove to be detrimental for some.
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Women need to speak up, sell ourselves, I think we typically don't tout our abilities, or push our skills and accomplishments, and in this field we need to.
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I don't know what to tell you being a certified statistician. It is still the Great White Male Way in the US. In other tech countries women don't have the same rights as men. This is supported by cultural norms in the US. How many times in school have you heard that white kid or that white girl? The answer is never as this is not accepted behavior (there are numerous studies on these issues). This goes for the male-female inequality as well. These traits are ingrained in our culture. Male CEOs are making 400 times the avereage employee salary today. 400!
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There is no reason to believe it will improve. There is nothing to force it to happen and therefore it won’t.
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