She works hard for the money. (So hard for the money.)
To be frank, the stats regarding women in the Utah workplace are less than fun. At the Women Tech Council’s Talent Innovation Summit, Cydni Tetro, co-founder and executive director of WTC, outlined the tough trends.
Compared to similarly employed men, women earn 70 cents on the dollar. And if current trends continue, women’s pay rates won’t catch men’s until 2102 (yes, 2102!).
Women are also underrepresented at manager, executive and senior-executive level positions. At the moment, they lag more than 5 percent behind men in STEM-related jobs.
And while women in managerial and professional occupations rose from 30 to 38 percent from 2005 to 2015, Utah still ranks 36 out of the 50 states.
But there is also plenty to be encouraged by. Or more specifically, local companies to be encouraged by.
“Change is happening, in some areas more than others,” Tetro says. “But we’re moving things in the right direction, and you can see evidence of that from these companies.”