Happy Equal Pay Day
Happy Equal Pay Day!
It’s 2018, let’s get equal.
Right now, a woman is being interrupted, called difficult, receiving a poorer performance review, being passed over on a training or growth opportunity, and getting paid less. The facts are the facts.
Ignoring facts makes you like…those Y2K folks,
or those folks pretending like there’s no global warming,
or those folks who believe in Big Foot.
Today is equal pay day. Look around and do something. Because there are some really great reasons.
We did a great job educating our working women in this generation. Women now have more graduate degrees than the men in your business. Smart fact.
Except that, there’s only a woman executive in 14% of our companies. WTF fact.
They may not speak up as much for themselves, or feel permission like the men, but they’re valuable. Because when they do speak up they’re far more likely to get ignored. Ghost fact.
In fact, businesses with female executives show higher profitability. $$$$$ fact.
Another fact: when there’s only one female executive in a business, over half the men in that business report that women are equally represented. Sad fact.
The point being, you aren’t realizing what’s really going on, in most businesses, and that’s a problem. Pay more attention, interrupt less, and value the things that we really should value: people of value.
Give us a chance. We got this.
Jessica Higgins, JD MBA BB is a workplace expert. She is Chief Operating Officer of Gapingvoid Culture Design Group and a Board Advisor in organizations in technology and the arts. Her mission is to help others. She is based in Miami Beach, FL and travels worldwide for her work in culture design as a strategist, speaker and author.