By Sara Davis
“The tech and marketing industries have been pioneers for advancing the workplace, from better benefits and diversity advancement, to creating technologies that change the way we work. The real question is, can these industries be the driving force for equal pay for women as well?
We Can’t Ignore The Data
Women, on average, earn 74 cents for every dollar that their male peers receive, yet the wage gap still isn’t received as common knowledge. Stories of women’s experiences can be found across the internet — and they are vast and real. I, myself, have directly managed men who were less experienced and in lower positions than me, yet they were paid drastically more.
But that was never the point. The point is, with or without awareness from employers, the issue is real. In fact, The Institute for Women’s Policy Research estimates that, if trends continue, women won’t earn equal pay until 2059.“