Women Demand Equal Pay In Great Britain

Neale Godfrey | The Daily Muse

Equal pay for equal work” sounds like a simple concept, and the ideal way of life. But how close are we to actually achieving that standard?

To answer that question, let me take you back a little bit. As a young woman in the 1970s, I was fortunate enough to go through the Global Credit Training Program at The Chase Manhattan Bank. Through this program, I became one of the company’s first female executives (only about 170 years after the bank was founded in 1799). When hired, I was offered an annual salary of $11,000—exactly the same as my male counterparts who had similar credentials.

Soon after my first day on the job, the Head of Personnel (now known as Human Resources) called me into her office for a conversation that went something like this: “We’re really taking a risk by hiring…

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