FemiStats: Gender Pay Gap for Women Scientists is Serious; and Female Board Members

From, Nature (Nature 513, 577 (2014) doi:10.1038/nj7519-577a )
From the abstract: Last year, male scientists in the United States earned 20% more on average than did female scientists, according to a report by the US National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia….full-time scientists earn a median of US$100,000, with men at $110,000 and women at $88,000.
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And things don’t get better with time.
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Janet Bandows Koster, chief executive of the Association for Women in Science in Alexandria, Virginia...notes that salary differences compound as female scientists advance up the career ladder.
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In Other News
From Catalyst:

North America: Women hold 19.2% of S&P 500 board seats in the United States; and 20.8% of S&P/TSX 60 board seats in Canada.
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Well, this is slight progress, but not good enough say experts.
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Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO, Frontier Communications says:
Boards with one woman member are likely to add more, and boards with more women are shown to outperform those without. It is in everyone’s best interest to open up the C-suite and boardroom to women.”

Comments

boards with more women are

boards with more women are shown to outperform those without

Why can't everyone recognize that smart, qualified women add value

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