In the U.S., women earn 82 cents on the dollar that men earn. That means in order to match the income of their male colleagues, women would need to work an extra 47 days each year.
The wage disparity has many sources, including educational level, job experience and type of work being done. But one of the drivers — gender discrimination — has no excuse, and is in fact illegal.
A Seattle-based startup working to quash unfair pay gaps is gaining steam. Syndio Solutions recently announced a $5.2 million seed round and that it had hired Smartsheet co-founder Maria Colacurcio as CEO and Rob Porcarelli, who served as Starbucks assistant general counsel for 13 years, as chief legal officer.