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Minding the Gender Wage Gap

Gender disparities and under-representation continue to plague American boardrooms as well governmnent at every level. Only 22% of all state-wide elective executive office positions are currently held by women. Ninety-two of the 276 members who have ever served in the United States Congress are current Members - 75 in the house and 17 in the Senate. Equal compensation for equal work is one of the cornerstones of building a meritocracy where the public interest is at stake. As they do in so many instances, the business community's ability to anticipate and lead in this area will be the key to sustainable success, especially as they seek to attract the best candidates for all positions - from entry level to the executive suite.

Graph courtesy of the study's authors.

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