The Pay Gap

Equal Pay for Equal Work

Facts About Equal Pay

  • Inequality starts early: Just one year out of college, college-educated women working full-time earned $35,296, compared to $42,918 for college-educated men working full-time.

  • Women MBAs are paid, on average, $4,600 less in their first job than men MBAs.

  • Would you like to have $11,000 extra each year? That’s how much less US women are paid than men because of the wage gap.

  • Catalyst Quick Take: Women’s Earnings and Income

What You Can Do to Help

Equal Pay Day Events

The next Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Stay tuned for updates on Equal Pay Day events!


Ending the pay gap starts with taking action!

Catalyst has helpful information and handy tools on mentoring, sponsorship, hot jobs and maximizing potential to help your organization take steps to advance women to leadership positions and, potentially, end the pay gap. We have been building awareness over the years about equity and now it’s time for action! Be a leader for change!

Pay Inequity in the Newsroom

So much has changed since Maria Scrivani was a cub reporter in 1978. Back then women were relegated to the lifestyle sections of the paper, earned less than their male counterparts and were rarely editors. Oh wait. Maybe not much has changed. In this Catalyzing blog post Maria reminds us of a simple wish that is long overdue: equal opportunity and equal pay for equal work. #FairPay