Today is Equal Pay Day — a rallying point for women in the workforce and a day to draw attention to the gender pay gap that exists still today.
In 2015, female full-time, year-round workers made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, amounting to a gender wage gap of 20%, according to the non-profit Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). So, how can it be reversed?
The Chicago Tribune explains the importance of salary negotiation and offers advice on how women can negotiate effectively. Our favorite takeaways: start early, go in with multiple “levers” you can pull as you negotiate, and remember that it’s about more than just a paycheck.