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The gender pay gap no-one talks about

It’s not just base pay that women earn less of compared to men in the workplace. Equity-based awards, like stock option grants, are offered more often to men, new research finds.

As of July, women earned 84 cents for every dollar a man earned. It is a discrepancy that has garnered significant attention from scholarsthe media and sex discrimination lawsuits.

But this figure only tells part of the story regarding gender pay inequality.

As a professor of business management, I have long studied compensation and inequality and know that base pay is only one way that women are disadvantaged in the workplace. Recent research by myself and colleagues shines a light on how female employees – particularly in the tech industries – likewise lose out when it comes to other forms of pay that receive far less attention: equity-based awards.

These are stock grants, in which employees are offered shares in the firm as a form of pay, and stock option grants that offer the right to buy company stock at a preset price in the future. The value of both are tied to the employing organisation’s market price.

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200806-the-gender-pay-gap-no-one-talks-about

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