- International Women’s Day 2020 is March 8.
- It is an important time to talk about the progress women have made, as well as the setbacks they still face, such as the wage gap and bias in performance reviews.
- For women looking to double down and achieve personal success, Business Insider compiled a list of resources, including which books to read to get ahead, which industries pay women the best, and how to find out if you’re being underpaid at work.
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International Women’s Day is a perfect time to look at the state of women in the workplace.
Women have made important strides. The #MeToo movement has helped change workplace cultures across the globe. A record number of women ran for the 2020 presidential election. More corporate and financial leaders are recognizing the importance of equality, as evidenced by conversations at The World Economic Forum and among new widely-distributed research.
But women still have a ways to go to achieving equity. In 2018, female full-time, year-round workers made only 82 cents for every dollar earned by men, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. And the numbers are even worse for women of color. At the current rate of progress, black women will wait until 2130 for equal pay and Hispanic women will have to wait until 2224. In performance reviews, there are many subtle ways that women face bias, which contributes to their lower wages, research has shown.
For women looking to double down in their careers, Business Insider compiled a list of resources for you to read.
Leveling up in your career:
Getting a raise:
What to know for your personal life:
Books to read: