Women in the higher education workforce will never achieve pay equity without increased representation in leadership

July 2022

Women are paid less than men for many comparable positions at our nation’s colleges and universities. Although the current focus on attaining “equal pay for equal work” in higher education is a positive development, ensuring women are paid equitably to men holding the same position is only one piece of the pay equity puzzle. To achieve pay equity, an increase in the representation of women in higher-paying roles, especially leadership roles, is much needed.

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