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I oversee our company's finance functions, including accounting, financial planning & analysis, treasury, and investor relations. I also lead our global information technology operations, ensuring our global staff have the right systems and tools to efficiently and effectively execute on our mission across America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. What I love about my work is the challenge of building a best-in-class operating platform that supports the unique needs of a non-profit organization, a non-bank financial institution, and an entrepreneurial enterprise pioneering new ways to improve rural communities around the world. I have worked for a combination of non-profit, for-profit, and public sector organizations that shared the common thread of working to harness the power of the global economic growth to promote shared prosperity. I hold an M.B.A. and an M.S. in information systems from Boston University and a B.A. in political science.

Equal pay day: How do we close the gender pay gap?

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Equal Pay Day in the US is on 2 April. The date symbolises how far into the new year an American woman must work to earn the same as a man made in the previous year.

While the US has banned unequal pay for equal work since 1963, on average women continue to earn about 80% of the amount paid to men.

Asian women fare slightly better, but for black and Hispanic women the gap in earnings is even wider, according to government data.

Advocates for equal pay call for systemic legislative changes to address the disparity, and highlight issues such parental leave and childcare costs as areas in need of reform.

But what are some of the other solutions put forward?https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47753007?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3lVS9tV2TPC4haM5-AcxDRN8HRUbcI0JwdOv3E2hzko_RkEjeE1VzDrO4
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The pay disparity of men and women should be addressed for equality. I agree with pay transparency too for it can be used to close the gender pay gap.
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How can we really close the gender pay gap?
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By admitting it doesn't exist?
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By admitting it doesn't exist?
There's an earnings gap but it's not based on the type of work, hours worked, holiday taken, performance etc.
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By working the same hours and bringing paternity leave to an equal level to that of maternity leave.
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By working the same hours and bringing paternity leave to an equal level to that of maternity leave.
Will you be breastfeeding too?
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Will you be breastfeeding too?
Do you need to be paid for that? Seriously is that an argument... even men or anyone works to support family maybe.
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Will you be breastfeeding too?
Yes... men can share the breastfeeding at a later stage through the use of things called 'bottles'.
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Admit it doesn’t exist. Done. Problem solved.
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When women start paying for dates we’ll give them equal pay! beaming face with smiling eyes
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When women start paying for dates we’ll give them equal pay! beaming face with smiling eyes
That will never happen.
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My girlfriend earns more than twice I do (and I'm not badly paid), but she's fought for that in a overwhelmingly male dominated environment. Proud of her.
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