Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Time for Women to Get Even

Washington Post columnist Amy Joyce wrote an important piece on equal pay for women last week.

In the 1960's women earned 59 cents for every dollar a man earned; today, it's closer to 77 cents.

As a society, we've made gains in the last 40 years in this respect, but we're nowhere near done.

Check out this well-done wage comparison calculator on the wageproject.org site to see how your salary compares to others in your industry and geographic location. I was amazed at the disparities!

Equality begins locally. Raise awareness of this issue at your company.

Fair compensation is another very important way to have a stronger business.

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