Recent research shows that women graduates expect about 13.5% less in salary for their first job. This is nothing new. Women have consistently undervalued their worth, set low expectations, tend to not push for more and are unaware of what men are asking for the same job. The researcher’s solution is, as usual, directed at girls: Pursue traditionally male-dominated jobs, be firm in demands and question why they must trade off between salary and balance.
In my upcoming book (Raising Strong Girls) the reason why things are so slow to change is because the real culprit is not girls, but our culture. It is deeply embedded in all our institutions and systems that are built upon age-old unconscious beliefs that women are not as smart or as deserving. Unfortunately this so-called Inner Patriarch bundle of beliefs (see Sidra Stone’s book) lives deep within both men and women’s subconscious and needs to be challenged constantly. (Source of news only: Globe & Mail May 20, 2011)[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]