Liberals, conservatives, CEOs and news anchors weigh in on women in the workplace
Being tough, talented and successful isn’t enough. Or is it?
Women earn $430,000 less than men during their careers. That’s because for every $1 a man earns, a woman earn just $0.79, according to data from the White House. And while this is significantly better than the 1960s, when women earned just 60% of what a man earned, at this rate of change, it will take females until 2059 to earn pay equity with their male counterparts.
The reasons for the wage gap are hotly debated — discrimination, career choice, negotiating prowess — but one thing is clear: The pay gap hits even the most prominent women in the world, including award-winning media celebrities, CEOs, best-selling authors and entrepreneurs. Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence discovered she’d been paid “much less” than her male counterparts for “American Hustle” when Sony emails were leaked in 2015; Marissa Mayer’s replacement at Yahoo will make double the salary she did.
So, to mark Equal Pay Day — which started in 1996 to commemorate how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year — we asked some important female voices to share their thoughts and experiences around equal pay. We don’t have to always agree – but we’re hoping to open up an honest, thoughtful dialogue starting with columns from FOX Business anchor Maria Bartiromo; former Huffington Post co-founder and Thrive CEO Arianna Huffington, best-selling author and political pundit Ann Coulter, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, as well as C-suite execs at Accenture, Glassdoor, Carol’s Daughter and more.
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