Despite the growing awareness of gender inequality in the workforce, the pay gap between men and women still exists. Women on average make 80 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make, and married mothers make even less. On top of this pay gap, women also struggle to advance in their careers. Elizabeth Ames, senior vice president of marketing, alliances, and programs at the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), explains, “Women have a harder time being advanced. Many are consistently well-reviewed but not promoted. Their attitude is, ‘If I do my job well, I will be recognized.'”
While there is still much work to be done, there has been progress made to close the pay and promotion gaps. Elizabeth gives the example of GoDaddy, whose female employees now make a penny more an hour than males. GoDaddy also launched diversity initiatives to create an more inclusive work environment.