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You may make it to the top, but your salary won’t

By Fatima Calderon

According to a recent survey, 41 percent of women aged 20 to 35 believe that one day they will reach the top of their careers. Millennials certainly have the attitude, as 83 percent of those surveyed said that they seek out employers with “a strong record on diversity and equality”.

Ambition and talent might take the next generation of professional women to the top of their careers, but will their salaries reflect that achievement?

According to a report –also recent –from the UN, the pay gap for female workers across the world will remain for at least 70 more years. The gender pay gap has only increased three percent in the last 20 years so at that rate it will take about 70 years for women to reach the same level of pay as men.

While one survey presents a positive outlook for female professionals, the UN report shows that progress is not equal in all aspects.

There are very interesting findings in both the survey and the report mentioned above, which I invite you to read in the following links: