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Pay Equity

Pay Equity = Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value.  

Why is this topic important?
After college graduation, the playing fields for men and women should be even.  However, whenwomenare not paid the same pay for the same work, they start off behind and continue to lose income as well as opportunities for advancementthroughouttheir career.

 

Thinking About Pay

Pay is just one part of your total offer package but makes an impact on your future.  To prepare you for positive conversations about pay CAPD advises MIT students, postdocs, and graduates to review the job offer information,  research  MIT specific Pay data, regional, and industry-specific information,  consult a CAPD advisor or Sloan Career Development Office advisor, and if you are looking for industry-specific information connect with alumni in MIT’s Advisors Hub. 

Pay Equity FAQs

We use WomXn at times on this page to encompassing a broader range of gender identities than ‘woman’.

The Pay Gap for Women Starts With a Responsibility Gap

by Laura Kray and Margaret Lee

The Covid pandemic has left women exhausted from the competing demands of work and family. According to a recent McKinsey survey of 40,000 employees of U.S. companies, women report feeling more burned out and …

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15 of the Best Consulting Firms for Gender Pay Equality

On March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day to honor the achievements of women around the globe and continue the fight for gender equality. One issue that serves as a critical focal point for this ongoing discussion is pay equality. …

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The Uprising – An MIT Press Documentary Short “Time alone doesn’t change things. People change things.”

The new video The Uprising from MIT Press about Women in Science is inspiring and tells the story of differential treatment of men and women on the MIT faculty in the 1990s. Featuring a group of sixteen women faculty members …

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Reviewing Your Colorado Job Offer

Use this tip sheet when reviewing a job offer with a company based in Colorado. It can help you understand your rights regarding non-compete agreements, verifying whether your salary matches your co-workers, negotiating for contractual protections, and more!

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Reviewing Your Nebraska Job Offer

Use this tip sheet when reviewing a job offer with a company based in Nebraska. It can help you understand your rights regarding non-compete agreements, verifying whether your salary matches your co-workers, negotiating for contractual protections, and more!. It can …

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