How to ask for a pay rise
18 November 2021 was Equal Pay Day, which signifies the day in the year that women effectively stop earning, relative to men. Or put another way, in comparison to the average man on a full-time salary, the average woman will work the rest of the year for free.
There are several reasons for continuing pay inequality. Pay discrimination, the unequal division of labour in the home and the failure of employers to promote women. But there’s also another problem: when women do ask for a pay rise, they are judged more harshly than men and less likely to get one.
Women on Boards is here to help with useful tools and tips for how to ask for a pay rise in a way that sets women up for success. Our short guide to getting the salary and seniority you merit is packed with practical advice based on the research and lived experience.
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