The Gender Pay Gap – How Can We Close It?

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    Hanna_b13
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    Hello,

    I am a fan of the Stuff You Should Know podcasts and just finished the one on the gender pay gap. Most of the reasons that they cited for the gap is the “care tax”- when there is someone to take care of (especially children), women/wives will sacrifice time at work in order to provide care for the family member (kids).

    However, that’s definitely not the only reason. Other sources suggest that men are more likely to negotiate a higher salary at any/all points in their career- often just by asking.

    Here, we know that kids won’t negatively impact our career, but that’s not the only headwind in the quest to close the gap. My question to you: what are you doing in your life/career to close the pay gap?

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