Yesterday, I published an op-ed in Fast Company talking about the rise of awareness around equal pay and the danger of the movement becoming all talk and no action. As advocates for pay equity, we must continue to push the conversation toward tangible solutions, specifically for corporate leaders.
At the center of the story is the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. There’s no question the
USWNT deserves a right to pay equity, and after investigating all of the publically available data on the complex compensation levers for the men’s and women’s national teams, it’s clear the men should actually be making less.
Companies are flocking to the issue to support the USWNT and rightly so. The danger is that the movement receives flash-in-the-pan attention without addressing the underlying problems we need to solve. As the CEO of a pay equity software company, I am passionate about educating the market on the available solutions that anchor the movement. The pay gap solutions that solve pay inequity now.
Ongoing pay analyses using solid methodology, transparency around pay practices and executive commitment are the first steps toward lasting change.
Read the article for more on what you can do to promote action from your company leaders.