Closing the Pay Gap for Women in Technology Requires Transparency
Among technologists who identify as women, dissatisfaction over current compensation is rampant, according to Dice’s new Equality in Tech Report. In addition, women in tech believe they’re underpaid relative to men with the same occupation and skill level. What can technologists (and companies) do to effectively tackle these issues?
Meghan Stilling, CDO at Nerdery, feels that technologists must engage in continued discussion over these issues. In addition, there must be a balance of transparency within leadership teams and across departments when it comes to compensation.
“We’ve reached re-elevation—it’s being talked about and the conversation is becoming more open, but there is a ways to go before active parity,” she said. “IT came from a very centralized populous, and as we build differentiation of experience, having that realization is an important step.”