LIVE BLOG: Hillary Clinton & Leaders Discuss Pay Equality at Glassdoor Roundtable

first_imgAre you ready to help increase salary transparency? Share your salary on Glassdoor anonymously. #ShareYourPayVideo Replay: Watch the entire Glassdoor Roundtable Discussion and learn more about what can be done to reach pay equality As Glassdoor’s Roundtable Discussion on Pay Equality featuring Hillary Clinton, among other leaders, gets underway in New York City on Equal Pay Day, we’re here live blogging about it! Check out the highlights and follow along in near real-time. Or, come back to this post to check out how the discussion unfolded (all times below are EST):11:20 a.m.: A powerful discussion with an esteemed group of panelists. Don’t let the conversation stop! Thank you for joining us.11:15 a.m.: Paid family leave, affordable childcare – if we are going to move the agenda further then we need to recognize how we support each other as human beings. “We work to live, not live to work.”11:11 a.m.: The gender gap and fair pay is a revelation to young women, there is more parity in salary when you start out. The salary gap increases between men and women the more years you work. “I have lived through this. It is long overdue, but we need to use every tool in our disposal to make this change.” – Hillary Clinton11:07 a.m.: “Women are not taught to negotiate. Cultural shift of knowing how to talk about money and having the data to back it up. We have a culture of sharing that millennials are driving, and that is the future of work. Glassdoor is on the cutting edge of providing the platform for that, and this is the wave of the future.” -Tracy Sturdivant11:05 a.m.: Women don’t negotiate because they may lose in other ways: they aren’t liked as much or they are perceived that they are not a team player.11:03 a.m.: “You achieve pay equality when you are laser focused on performance.” -Dan Henkle11:02 a.m.: “It takes courage to look at your numbers and see that there are salary discrepencies that aren’t explained. It’s hard, but its rewarding, because 6 in 10 people don’t want to work at a company that doesn’t pay fairly.” – Robert Hohman11:00 a.m.: “I am optimistic, but also very focused that we don’t lose the impetus behind this conversation… There are so many people that don’t yet accept that its a problem that needs to be addressed, they see it as explainable but it’s not justifiable.” -Hillary Clinton10:55 a.m.: Partly personal, partly policy. “It’s not about women’s choices, its about employer’s choices.” -Tracy Sturdivant10:50 a.m.: GAP has 100.2% pay equality within the company. Big difference? Senior women around the leadership table.10:50 a.m.: “We as a team have a keen understanding of our platform on women’s equality and we love shouldering that load.” -Megan Rapinoe10:43 a.m.: What is the role of government in fixing this? There are laws that make unequal pay illegal, but the issue is transparency, particularly in the private sector. Our challenge is to demand transparency. In the private sector, Salesforce and GAP are leaders in paying the people the same.10:40 a.m.: Bias, networks and “motherhood penalty” impact the g ender gap. For women of color, the numbers are more challenging – over the course of a lifetime, African-American women would lose $900K and Latina women would lose of $1 million.10:32 a.m.: “Organizations like Glassdoor are important because you promote transparency. This is why we need legislation like The Paycheck Fairness Act so you wont get fired for asking what other people make, to promote an even playing field.”10:28 a.m.: “Glassdoor is focusing on an issue that has universal repercussions….The typical working woman was paid 79% of what a man made. There’s no discount for being a woman.” – Hillary Clinton10:25 a.m.: Robert Hohman, co-founder and CEO of Glassdoor, identifying the reasons why salary transparency is important, and introducing Hillary Clinton.10:20 a.m.: Dawn Lyon, head of corporate affairs for Glassdoor, now introducing the Roundtable discussion.10:05 a.m.: Thank you all for your patience. We will be live shortly.9:40 a.m.: We will be kicking off the Roundtable shortly. Running a few minutes behind, but the room is buzzing with excitement!last_img read more

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