Women and pay: How can women negotiate for better pay?

Aug 13, 2018, 02:00 AM

In April, a report by the UK governments and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission showed that 80% of large companies still paid male employees more than the women. In the US, in 2017 women still earnt just 82% of men’s salaries, according to data by the Pew Research Center. 

There are structural changes that still need to take place, how do men and women approach pay negotiations differently? How receptive are bosses to women asking for more money, and what are the best ways women can negotiate to be paid more? 


Gillian Orr, journalist and content director, Refinery29

Caroline Elliot, Managing Partner of the Quattrain training partnership and former producer, editor and board member at BBC radio

Host and producer: Nas aka Nastaran Tavakoli-Far

Co-host: Sam Baker

Co-producers: Sam Baker and Jonathan Blackwell 

Additional links:

‘Building Resilience’ – Quattrain blog post by Caroline Elliot

The Gender Knot merch from TeePublic 

The Gender Knot website and Facebook Group

Music: Government Funded Weed by Black Ant (used under Creative Commons)