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When the gender pay gap comes up in conversation (and with me it often does!), people will say “there has to be some logical explanation. Do you think it’s actually real?” I want to set the record straight right here, right now. The pay gap is not only real, it’s raging.
Earlier this month I got to celebrate Equal Pay Day with some of the most inspiring and influential women and men who are out to close the gender pay gap. Glassdoor hosted a roundtable with its CEO, Robert Hohman, Secretary Hillary Clinton and Megan Rapinoe, the World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, among many others leaders in their fields.
Not only did I get a much better understanding of what causes the gender pay gap, I was also excited to learn that there is something we can do about it. Here’s what I learned…