Close the gender pay gap by supporting women applying for new jobs in the month of March #WomensMarchForward

Problem

Women make less then men over the course of their careers in comparable jobs.

Facts

Facts on the gender pay gap:

https://ourworldindata.org/six-facts-pay-gap



Studies have shown that women are more likely to not apply for jobs if they do not feel that they "fully" meet the qualifications than men.

https://ids.uni.edu/breakingthestereotype/why-dont-women-apply-for-jobs-unless-they-are-100-qualified/



Solution

Support women to apply for new positions and negotiate increased salaries at the same fequency and intensity as men do.


Marketwatch.com article on the need for increased salary negotiation practicies by women: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/want-to-close-the-gender-pay-gap-5-steps-to-make-that-happen-2018-10-23?mod=family-finances


Women working in stereotypically male jobs and men working in stereotypically female jobs raises the salary for all in those fields: https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2019/02/16/men-still-pick-blue-jobs-and-women-pink-jobs

Action

Designate March as "Women New Job Search Month", all women should use the month of March to apply for new positions to get a better understanding of their options and use that information to either switch jobs or negotiate pay rasies.

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