Why did women we hired at Google in 2015 on average receive 30% larger salary increases than the men we hired? Because in the US women are paid less than men for doing the same quality and volume of work. And employers who want to fix that gap – as we do – can fix it every time they hire and promote a woman.
I recently published an editorial in The Washington Post about eliminating the gender wage gap, a well-documented, well-researched, and persistent problem. I argued that something called anchoring bias perpetuates and exacerbates the wage gap.