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The median gender pay gap: It’s time to tell the whole story

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  • We are a long cry from gender pay equity at America’s most powerful corporations. Shining some light on the problem can actually elicit change.

  • This makes a really compelling case for why median gender pay may be more important for companies to disclose than simply pay based on gender

  • The “whole story” should also include deeper insights into causes and effects. Interesting that this article points out that disclosure is helping.

  • If it doesn’t get measured, it doesn’t get managed, and if it doesn’t get managed, it will never change. Choosing the right statistic to track when it comes to the wage gap is essential — I am excited to see more investors and companies demanding median gender pay statistics, it is definitely the right

    If it doesn’t get measured, it doesn’t get managed, and if it doesn’t get managed, it will never change. Choosing the right statistic to track when it comes to the wage gap is essential — I am excited to see more investors and companies demanding median gender pay statistics, it is definitely the right number to track when it comes to actually increasing upward mobility for women in the workforce.

  • This is in many ways the real gender pay inequality story. And the bottom line is that countries, and companies, that do not fully benefit from the energy and brains of all talented people are shooting themselves in the foot.

  • This is more of the hogwash narrative being pushed to promote equality of outcome. It is cherry picking it’s data to create a division between men and women. 99% is the only number to focus on in this article. I’m sorry but the insidious effects of this post modernist, neo marxist narrative is getting

    This is more of the hogwash narrative being pushed to promote equality of outcome. It is cherry picking it’s data to create a division between men and women. 99% is the only number to focus on in this article. I’m sorry but the insidious effects of this post modernist, neo marxist narrative is getting old and it is cancerous to our society. We have equity in our society, equality is a unicorn. The thought that it could ever exist is tearing us apart on a fundamental level...really sad if you think about it.

  • Happy to add some new tactics to the mix. The old ones haven’t yielded much if you look at the data. Maybe this will help companies think differently/smarter about the women in their ranks

  • This article really nicely explains the difference between the equal pay gap and the median pay gap. Next time a company publicly announces their pay gap, I'll be paying attention to see which one they're referencing.

  • I have a hard time trusting either the numbers, or the interpretation of them for a topic that is much more complicated than simple survey can capture. You have to also discuss why more men are in the highest paid position beyond the easy and popular answer of, well it's just sexism. It's not nearly

    I have a hard time trusting either the numbers, or the interpretation of them for a topic that is much more complicated than simple survey can capture. You have to also discuss why more men are in the highest paid position beyond the easy and popular answer of, well it's just sexism. It's not nearly that simple. This article is a prime example of taking a complex topic and eliminating all variables that disagree with the thesis and keeping the assumed and/or wanted thesis.

  • So what they are saying is they demand women make as much as men regardless of hours worked. If a man works 50 hours a week and his female counterpart works only 40, she should make as much as the man only because of feelings? If you want to make as much as the top earners, you have to work as often

    So what they are saying is they demand women make as much as men regardless of hours worked. If a man works 50 hours a week and his female counterpart works only 40, she should make as much as the man only because of feelings? If you want to make as much as the top earners, you have to work as often as the top earners. That is why they ARE the company’s top earners.