By Stephen Guterman February 11, 2019 9:50:57A common myth that is repeated over and over again is that the United States is a melting pot of diverse cultures and is therefore safe for women to work.
But it’s just not true.
For example, a recent study of women in Silicon Valley, which is home to many of the top tech firms in the world, found that they are more likely to be discriminated against on the basis of their gender, even after controlling for factors like age, education, ethnicity, marital status, and religion.
And women in the workforce are even more likely than men to be fired, according to a recent report from the National Employment Law Project.
“When women are not treated equally in the tech industry, women are more vulnerable to the types of discrimination that we see in other professions,” said NELP Executive Director Jessica Vaughan.
“Women who are in the technology industry have the same chances of being fired as those who are not,” she added.
According to a new report from Harvard Business School, the “gender pay gap” — the gap between what a man makes and what a woman earns — exists in the United State.
This gap exists because, as the authors write, in many fields men are paid more than women because of the “power imbalance” in tech.
The problem is not limited to tech.
It exists in every industry.
For example, when women in finance earn less than men, that disparity often goes unnoticed.
It doesn’t go unnoticed when women earn less, even when they are doing the same work.
It’s a big reason why the gender pay gap in the private sector is so large.
And when women are asked to explain why they’re earning less, it’s often because they have to be.
According a recent analysis by the National Women’s Law Center, “it’s not that women are underpaid, but that they’re not paid enough.”
“This is the problem in every field of employment,” Vaughan said.
“It’s not just the tech sector, it exists in everything.”
A recent report by the Center for American Progress, titled The Rise of the ‘Silicon Valley Womyn Gap,’ found that women make up less than 30% of all engineers and 15% of software engineers, but they are 35% of managers and 30% “of the executives in large companies.”
The authors write that in the U.S., where technology companies have dominated the national conversation for years, there is a “widespread culture of sexism in the industry.”
Women are often the victims of this sexism, they wrote, because they are less likely to report the abuse they receive than men.
And even when women report discrimination, they often “are met with silence.”
The report also found that when women make mistakes in their professional lives, they are often blamed for not being able to make the right decisions.
“Silicon valley women are often held to a higher standard of care than their male counterparts, which leads to a gender gap in performance,” the authors wrote.
And in the same report, the authors noted that “male and female CEOs in tech companies are more frequently named as CEO or CFO of the company, while women CEOs are less often.”
In fact, when it comes to their compensation, “there is no gender pay differential in the Fortune 500, and the gender gap is even larger in the top 1% of tech companies.”
As Vaughan told me, it isn’t just a problem in the Silicon Valley.
Women in every sector of American life are experiencing a “gender gap” in their pay.
This isn’t simply a problem for women.
It is happening in the broader tech industry.
The gender pay gaps in the sciences, humanities, and education, where women are disproportionately represented, are a real problem for America.
In science, for example, women make only 67 cents for every dollar men make, and in the humanities, women earn 70 cents on the dollar that men make.
This gap is so big, in fact, that a new study from the Brookings Institution found that in 2017, only 19% of men and 31% of women earned a college degree, while nearly a third of men had only a high school diploma and nearly half of women had only some college.
When it comes time for college admissions, it is women who are denied the opportunity because they lack a college diploma.
When it comes back to applying to STEM fields, it turns out women are being denied the right to even apply for jobs in STEM fields.
It is this pattern of discrimination, and its impacts, that leads to more discrimination against women in every sphere of life, according the authors of the Brookings study.
And, in a major study published earlier this year, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania looked at data from more than 1,200 women in tech from 2014 to 2017.
The study found that while women made up 17% of the workforce, they made up