Year: 2012 Company: Ingersoll Rand Title: Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications
Early in my career, we analyzed the issue of “comparable worth” and “pay equity” to understand the pay disparity between predominantly female occupations from predominantly male occupations. The results were clear—the more female the occupation, the lower the wages. Objective factors alone, like education and experience, did not explain the pay inequities. Instead, other subtle societal assumptions, stereotypes, and biases were in effect.