This week in our Women in Comms roundup: entry-level women ask for more money -- and get it; Verizon workers demand better contracts; 4-H refocuses around STEM; and more.
On the flip side, Hired finds that the average woman on its platform sets her expected salary at $14,000 less per year than the average man. This "expectation gap" tends to widen as years of experience increases and is greater in roles that have more men in them, Hired finds.
The good news from the study is that this all could be changing. Women with under two years of experience ask for an average of 2% more than their male counterparts, and they are getting what they're asking for with offers being made to woman that are 7% higher than to junior men. In fact, when women at all levels ask for more, they tend to get it, Hired says. So, the lesson here is -- know your worth and always ask for more! The worst they can say is no. (See Mind the Gap: Is Public Shaming the Way to End Pay Inequity?)
— Sarah Thomas, , Director, Women in Comms