A Note on the Wage Gap

Our long-term goal is to make 81cents a service that can help members of all of these groups better, more effectively negotiate.

In the United States...

The average woman earns $0.81 for every dollar earned by the average man.

The average black woman earns $0.67 for every dollar earned by the average white man.

The average Latino man earns $0.86 for every dollar earned by the average white woman.

Pay disparities extend beyond gender lines.

Both men and women of historically marginalized groups experience lower pay for the same work. That needs to change.

Our long-term goal is to make 81cents a service that can empower members of all of these groups to better and more effectively negotiate.

We also recognize that it is very much a privilege to be in a position to negotiate and, for many types of work, it’s not a possibility. Most Americans are paid on an hourly basis. It is our hope that, by helping more women negotiate and rise the ranks, we can increase representation in workplace leadership and reduce widespread disparities in pay. Down the line, we also hope to expand our work to other facets of life where negotiation may occur.