Great talk by Sheryl Sandberg. What took this issue so long to be addressed?
I am reminded of a story that happened to me my first day at work at a small tech company. The President comes to my desk and welcomes me. He says. “I’m always glad to have another woman. They work twice as hard for half as much.”
I kept my mouth shut and thought to myself, “I’ve just been granted the best information I could have. The game is rigged and now you know it.”
Fast forward. The President is fired. The company is bought. I get fired. The next day I get a call from my boss and he says, “It was a mistake to fire you. The new owners say you have to be a part of the package. They want you.” I said, “Fine. I’ll come back and this is how much I want.” Boss: “You wouldn’t do this to me!” Me: “Yes.”
I get the raise. I return, I get 2 more promotions with raises over the next two years before I leave.
Sheryl: Thank you for calling out the gender issue. This time, it will stick.