Monday, July 19, 2010

A Closer Look at the Data: The Gender Pay Gap in e-Learning

Temple Smolen, writing in Learning Solutions Magazine, has done a thoughtful dive into the data to look more at The Gender Pay Gap in e-Learning (a rant we started when we first read the eLearning Guild's 2010 Salary Report!)

The gap is real. So what's a woman to do? Smolen says we in the e-Learning biz are "the epitome of change catalysts." Her suggestion:

Use the examples in the last section of the 2010 Salary and Compensation Report to calculate the fair “average” salary for yourself or your employees without gender as a variable. If you already enjoy fair or above average compensation without a gender bias, then congratulate yourself. If not, chart a course to enact a small change for you or your team.
She then suggests a few ways to go on and seek that change, but I won't be a spoiler. Go read the article.

Many thanks to Temple Smolen for continuing this conversation!

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