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Do the women in your firm feel they're getting a fair shake? Chances are they do, even though most women believe gender discrimination remains a problem in the workplace. The disconnect may demonstrate the power of personal experience versus the stubbornness of general perceptions.
A Pew Research Center report finds that 60 percent of millennial women—aged 18 to 32—believe men earn more than women for the same work. A majority also believe it's easier for men to get executive positions. But only 15 percent said they'd been discriminated against at work because of gender, and few reported witnessing discrimination at their own workplaces. At Fortune 500 firms, women hold 16.9 percent of board seats and 14.6 percent of executive positions.
"The funny thing about the wage gap being smaller for younger people is that it always raises the optimism that young people are the future and maybe as they age the wage gap will continue to be narrow. And we keep being disappointed by this."—Philip Cohen, sociology professor at the University of Maryland at College Park