With 5 years of experience as a reporter, two awards in photography and reporting and a very impressive portfolio and resume I was given $38,000 a year at a large publishing firm in 2000.
In the magazine a man hired at the same time, with a portfolio of crossword puzzle editing, no awards and a work history of equal duration was paid $50,000.
Right across the street at a similarly-sized publishing firm my husband, with no work history at all, no awards or accolades and no portfolio at all was hired for $39,500. That $1,500 MORE than I was making with all my experience, credentials, accolades and portfolio.
Pay discrimination is alive and well. But, we can take action right now to put a stop to it.
Take two seconds and sign the petition to get Congress to pass the Fair Pay Restoration Act.
It is within our power to make this a non-issue for our daughters.