The Real Reason You’re Not Being Paid the Same as Men

By Kelly Lockwood Primus, President & COO, Leading Women

Gender Balance. Let those two words sink in for a moment. What do they mean? It’s a term used in business that most companies strive for but very few actually achieve—it’s a culture of parity. In its simplest form, Gender Balance means having a balanced mix of men and women in leadership roles. It means the women in those leadership roles are being paid equally and treated the same as their male colleagues in similar roles. It means women have the same opportunity for advancement as the men in the organization. Does this sound like the company you work for?

Probably not.

Here’s why—until companies fix their culture, they’ll never achieve true balance—and women will never be on a level playing field with their male counterparts, or achieve…

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