Leaning in and Getting Paid? Gender Equity in the Workplace

"The pay gap has major impacts on women's ability to provide for families." Kathleen Clyde
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A Panel Discussion

According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, women made just 79 cents for every dollar earned by men in 2015. Though this number represents progress (in 1990 the figure was 70 cents), it is far from parity. Meanwhile, as women are occupying more leadership roles in the workplace and "leaning in," as Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg termed it, concerns remain.


Is a seat at the table enough to counteract the "mansplaining" culture of many workplaces? What more needs to be done for women of color? And what's the business case for gender equity? Join us for a conversation about policy, progress, and the path to equity in the workplace.

Panelists include:
Diane Bergeron, Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University

Priyanka Chaudhry, Partner, EY

Kathleen Clyde, State Representative, Ohio's 75th District

This conversation will be moderated by Maxie C. Jackson, III, Station Manager, 90.3 WCPN ideastream.


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  • Ketih Walters

    Has anyone given consideration to the work of Claudia Golden, professor of Economics at Harvard? Miss Golden refutes a lot of the so called pay gap when accounting for education, processional degrees, lifecycle, labor force participation, etc. In other words, we have to compare apples to apples. A first year elementary schoolteacher (predominantly female) doesn’t make the same as a first year software engineer (predominantly male). Additionally, anecdotally, I’m not seeing this so called gap- not with my wife who’s a professional, my sister who’s a professional, females who I work with etc. This truly feels like a politicized, non issue.

  • Ketih Walters

    I wasn't able to amend my previous comment, but what I meant to say is that while there may be some gap which may need to be addressed, 79 cents doesn't appear accurate when holding other variables constant. Respectfully....