Announcing: Roundtable on Pay Equality in Tech with Glassdoor’s CEO, Tech Leaders

Announcing: Roundtable on Pay Equality in Tech with Glassdoor's CEO, Tech Leaders

Glassdoor research shows that the gender pay gap in tech is real. On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. PT, Glassdoor’s CEO, Robert Hohman, will speak alongside other tech leaders from Salesforce and GoDaddy, among others, to discuss the reality of the gender pay gap in tech and how we can work to close it. Register to watch the livestream and tune in!

Hosted by Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research and the Stanford School of Engineering and co-sponsored by Glassdoor, the Roundtable on Pay Equality in Technology will examine the gender pay gap in tech, the underlying factors that prevent pay equality from being achieved, and the pathways to creating workable solutions.

Moderated by the Clayman Institute’s executive director, Lori Nishirua Mackenzie, the panel will include:

  • Robert Hohman (CEO, Glassdoor)
  • Cindy Robbins (EVP, Global Employee Success, Salesforce)
  • Blake Irving (CEO, GoDaddy)
  • Shelley Correll (Barbara D. Finberg Faculty Director, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University)
  • Sheri Sheppard (Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University)

To get a virtual front-row seat for this important discussion and watch LIVE, register in advance.

Why it Matters

The technology industry drives innovation, fueling a large portion of the world economy. Yet technology companies still come under fire for pay discrepancies between women and men.

According to recent Glassdoor research, even controlling for age, education, experience, occupation, industry, location, company, job title and more, the adjusted gender pay gap is still 5.4% in the U.S., meaning women, on average, earn $0.95 for every $1.00 men earn. When we look at the tech industry specifically, the gender pay gap is 5.9%, slightly larger compared to the national average.

On a deeper, occupational level, the Glassdoor research found that computer programmers have one of the largest adjusted gender pay gaps, among the occupations Glassdoor examined, at 28%. In other words, women computer programmers earn just $0.72 cents for every $1.00 a man computer programmer earns even after controlling for multiple factors.

“Our detailed analysis reveals that even when factors such as age, job title and location are controlled for there is still an unexplainable pay gap between women and men—and that isn’t acceptable,” said Hohman.

Join the Conversation

Register now to watch the livestream on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET. Follow along and share on social media using #PayEquality and #ShareYourPay.

Employers, to show your commitment to paying employees equitably for equal work and experience, join the more than 2,600 employers and take Glassdoor’s Pay Equality Pledge. Sixty percent of employees would not apply to work for an employer where a pay gap exists, according to a Glassdoor survey.

“Pay transparency is critical step to illuminating pay inequities so that employers and employees can take steps to close existing pay gaps. We’re proud to be a company that is not only committed to analyzing our own pay data, but helping other companies commit to do the same,” Hohman adds.

We hope you will tune in on November 16!