gender pay gap

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Remember that old cigarette ad that proclaimed: “You've come a long way, baby?" It was introduced in 1968 by Virginia Slims, which linked smoking with female empowerment and equality. When we look closely at women in the business world, however, we may not have come as far as we think.

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I recently took to TikTok to ask women what changes they want, and need, in the workplace to feel more empowered in their roles.

It's obvious from some of these responses that we still have a long ways to go in making the workplace better for everyone.

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For women, it's hard to ignore the gender pay gap, no matter where we are in our careers. Even if it isn't at the forefront of our minds as we work, we are aware of it. We know how real it is, in every job, across every industry.

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