The power of Social Media occasionally amazes me. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some new people IRL and others just via the Interwebs. I have to share this great Infographic that visually details what the Gender Wage Gap means. It’s a great conversation starter and it’s by Jessica Wallace.
The most telling parts for me:
1. It doesn’t matter if you have a high school education or doctoral degrees, women are still going to get paid less than men.
2. When the numbers are disaggregated for race, we still see a marked gap between the genders.
3. CEOs are primarily men.
4. It doesn’t matter that 50+ of the population across the country is women or that women outnumber men at universities–we still see a gender wage gap.
What does this mean? Well, we can encourage girls and young women to go into the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. And, I do think that this is important; however, I also know that this encouragement in school and learning begins much earlier. I’d like to thank Jessica for sharing her infographic with me.