written by: Marianie Arroyo
Gender pay differences are at the forefront of the core issues that organizations who advocate for and support women’s advancement in the workplace defend. Coming from a family that encourages women’s academic and professional development and having a CFO dad that was very supportive and whom I admire greatly; this topic was unbeknownst to me. All of this changed at 16 when I was negotiating my first professional athlete contract. I was confronted with a situation where I was expected to accept what I was offered and given the perception that anyone who had reached that level was lucky enough and that you had to accept their terms because this was the way it was done.
One of the industries where women experience a huge pay gap is in Professional Sports. In my opinion there are several factors that give you a clue like seeing few women coaches in most disciplines and very few women general managers and team owners. Salary data shows evidence that the gender pay gap is still prevalent in the business of sports in 2018. Women sports’ disciplines such as volleyball have the same average amount of sponsors and even more fans … Read more and comment