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So... since I have some visibility into our data for this, I can say with some certainty that women coming into our organization have immediate prior salaries, even for the same education and experience levels, that are markedly lower than men. If we JUST looked at their immediate prior salaries in making offers to new employees, we would perpetuate built-in inequities in pay. It was eye-opening to see how much difference there was -- and also how much difference we can't even see, because in the category of 20-30 years of experience, there aren't any women to compare to. Each industry is facing this issue in its own way and at a different pace, definitely. And if you have anything to do with hiring, it is a really, really good idea to look at what's happening in your organization.

ThyPeace, was genuinely surprised by how much difference there still is, even today.
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