Honoring Equal Pay Day with #NothingLess and Micro Documentary
Today is Equal Pay Day and I’m thrilled to share how we’ve built on top of a now annual tradition. We went big for last year’s campaign. We went bigger for this year’s campaign.
I started my career 20 years ago and back then, I would have never dreamed of running a campaign like #NothingLess. The wage gap and inequality at the workplace were taboo topics. There was always a rumor that men got paid more than women for the same job. Over the years, there was some supporting data mostly from self reported surveys. The issue was considered hearsay and often open to doubt.
After decades in the workforce, I am proud to be working for a company that has millions of job seekers with hard data on this issue. We can say with certainty that there is still a wage gap in 2019. I feel fortunate to work at a company that feels a personal responsibility to empower women, educate the community and help companies reach fair pay. I feel an even greater appreciation that it is now a part of my job.
At Hired, we match tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. With over 3 million job seekers and 10,000 companies on Hired, we have an unprecedented visibility into salary data across different positions at different companies. Our full findings and insights can be found here.
This year, we wanted to go beyond the data and tell a larger story. We know that workplace inequality has very real consequences for people all over the world — consequences that often go unseen, unheard and invalidated. This year, in honor of Equal Pay Day we launched #NothingLess, a platform that empowers women to tell their stories, unite over shared experiences of inequity, and demand nothing less than what they’re worth.
To bring these stories to life, we produced a micro documentary where we asked job seekers on Hired about their experiences with workplace inequality and pay disparity. The stories we got back from women across the country were riveting, touching and inspiring stories. We had the privilege of filming 7 of these women so that we can share their stories with you.
We hope this documentary sparks conversation and that these critical discussions scale beyond today. As part of the campaign, our #NothingLess microsite is a way for people to share their stories, unite over shared experiences and demand nothing less.
Each and every year, I am excited to run campaigns that amplify such an important issue. And it is safe to say that we are on a mission to continue raising awareness on workplace equality, until there is no gap.