The gender pay gap is real and it’s time to have a frank discussion about the facts.
On Tuesday, April 12, 2016 – Equal Pay Day – Glassdoor will host a group of dynamic leaders from across the political, business and cultural spectrums for an open and honest roundtable discussion about the reality of the gender pay gap, and what we can do to close it.
Award-winning journalist, author and media consultant, Diane Brady will moderate the panel of leaders including:
- Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State, former U.S. senator, former first lady
- Robert Hohman, co-founder and CEO, Glassdoor, Inc.
- Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, executive director, Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research
- Dan Henkle, president, Gap Foundation & SVP of global sustainability of Gap Inc.
- Megan Rapinoe, World Cup Champion & Olympic Gold Medalist
- Tracy Sturdivant, co-founder & co-executive director of Make It Work
During the conversation, speakers will explore how greater pay transparency, along with viable programs, policies and consumer and employer practices, can help to narrow pay gaps across industries, occupations and employers.
Watch the livestream of this historic discussion as these dynamic leaders and equal pay advocates explore how employees, employers and policymakers can influence and close the gender pay gap.
Why it Matters
The gender pay gap is top of mind for job candidates and employees around the world. Nine in 10 employees across seven countries believes believe men and women should be paid equally for equal work, according to a recent Glassdoor survey, yet a sizable pay gap still exists.
New research from Glassdoor Economic Research reveals that the gender pay gap is real and significant—5.4% in the U.S.—even after controls for education, work experience, location, industry, job title and company are applied. And, the same research reveals the pay gap grows significantly with age. Over a career, the pay gap can easily cost a woman earning $40,000 to $100,000 a year tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars compared to a man on the same career path. This means women can wind up working years for free.
Take a Stand for Equal Pay
Employees and job seekers want to work for companies that embrace pay equality. If you’re an employer, do what more than 1,800 employers have already done, and take the Pay Equality Pledge to pay employees equitably for equal work and experience. And, then tell your job candidates and employees about it.
Thanks for doing your part to close the gender pay gap. #ShareYourPay