According to Carnegie Mellon University economics professor Linda Babcock, co-author of “Women Don’t Ask”, men are four times more likely than women to ask for a raise.
When women do ask, they typically request 30% less than men do. In a study of 78 masters students, she also found that just 12.5% of women negotiated for their starting salary, versus 52% of men.
Despite attempts to debunk the wage gap statistic, women only earn 77% of what men earn for the same job or amount of work. At this rate, it could take a full 45 years before the wage gap disappears.
Women are paying a high price for our stereotypes about how men and women should behave.
If I were a boy I was expected to be confident, opinionated and assertive. I would ask for what I deserve!